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Japan defense report warns Russia’s war could set a precedent in Taiwan

Japan's Defense Ministry has said Russia's invasion of Ukraine could encourage China to act against Taiwan. Meanwhile, South Korea will ramp up military drills with the US.

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13 Dec
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