Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo sees Taiwan's "defense stability" as important not just for his own country but for the stability of the whole world, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The brother of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo also pointed out that the military gap between Taiwan and China is growing "year by year." In the event of a military confrontation between the two countries, the situation is "skewed greatly" in favor of Beijing.
Nobuo also stated that Australia too should play a leading role in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands to assist with Japan's alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
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