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Japan’s Kishida Seeks Major Upgrade of NATO Ties

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NATO Bolsters Defenses Across Europe

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for a significant upgrade of his country’s ties with NATO, as he became the first Japanese premier to attend a summit of the alliance.

His comments at the gathering in Madrid marked the latest step toward a more robust security posture for Japan, which has maintained its US-drafted pacifist constitution unchanged since 1947.