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Japan should be worrying about Taiwan, not Ukraine

Given growing threat from China, defense systems needed urgently at home

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A Patriot missile unit outside the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo in 2017: The government should not be taking weapons out of its air defenses at this time.   © AP

Brahma Chellaney is professor emeritus of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a former adviser to India's National Security Council. He is the author of nine books, including "Water: Asia's New Battleground."

Japan has become one of Ukraine's most-important financial backers, pouring in some $12.1 billion in aid to support the country's war-battered economy and its defenses with nonlethal equipment such as anti-drone systems.

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