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Japan's 3 Ukraine takeaways: Be ready, show grit, don't wait for U.S.

Gun-shy Biden, wary of World War III, fuels 'nuclear sharing' talk in Tokyo

U.S. President Joe Biden, left, walks with national security adviser Jake Sullivan on their way to the White House Situation Room. (Photo courtesy of the White House)

TOKYO -- The Japanese defense community is watching the Russian invasion of Ukraine, drawing lessons on how to ensure the security of the homeland.

There are three main takeaways. One: If faced with the risk of triggering World War III, the U.S. military's appetite for intervention is significantly reduced.

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