Aso walks back claim Japan would join US in defence of Taiwan if mainland Chinese forces invade – Asia – South China Morning Post

Aso walks back claim Japan would join US in defence of Taiwan if mainland Chinese forces invade – Asia – South China Morning Post

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Taro Aso, Japan’s deputy prime minister, on Tuesday appeared to walk back comments he had made the previous day suggesting that Japan’s military would be deployed to assist the United States in the event mainland Chinese forces invaded Taiwan.

Speaking on Monday at a political fundraising event in Tokyo, Aso said aggression against Taiwan could be interpreted as a “threat to Japan’s survival” and lead to the deployment of the Self-Defence Forces to exercise collective self-defence, the term in…Read More

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