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Japan defense minister warns of Crimea-style invasion of Taiwan

In veiled reference to China, Kishi says wars can begin without troops

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi speaks via video during the 18th CSIS/Nikkei Symposium on Oct 22. (Screenshot)

TOKYO -- In a veiled reference to China's recent aggressive moves on Taiwan, Japan's defense minister pointed to Russia's annexation of Crimea as an example of how an invasion can begin without deploying troops.

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