Japan and Britain signal start of ‘semi alliance’ with joint missile development agreement

Japan and the UK have agreed to closer military cooperation, including joint development of a new air-to-air missile, in what the Asahi Shimbun describes as a new “semi-alliance” between the two nations. Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera reportedly met with Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, and Gavin Williamson, the defense […]