Former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a press conference at the Liberal Democratic Party (LPD) headquarters after he was elected as the party president in Tokyo, Japan September 29, 2021. Du Xiaoyi/Pool via REUTERS

Japan comes out swinging in wake of Ukraine, Taiwan threats

From reaching out to NATO (a fool’s errand) to pledging to bolster defense in the region (a better tack), Tokyo is flexing long unused muscles.

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