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Japan and Germany grow closer, eyeing Russia and China

Rand analyst Jeffrey Hornung discusses Tokyo's 'strategic role' in Indo-Pacific

A member of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and a U.S. Marine during a drill in February at a base in California. Japan is poised to take a "greater strategic role" in the Indo-Pacific.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Japan and Germany have begun to explore how they can play a greater role in the global security landscape, especially as Russia's invasion of Ukraine rocks the world, Jeffrey Hornung, a senior political scientist at the Rand Corporation think tank, told Nikkei.

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