Rira Momma

Director, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies

Rira Momma is the director of the Regional Studies Department at the National Institute for Defense Studies. He earned his MA in area studies from Tsukuba University, majoring in Chinese-Taiwanese relations, Chinese and Taiwanese political and military affairs, and the history of the People’s Liberation Army. He has offered comments on Chinese-Taiwanese relations and military trends in newspapers and on TV.

Tanks take part in a live-fire military exercise in Pingtung county, southern Taiwan, on 7 September 2022. (Sam Yeh/AFP)

Japanese academic: What Japan will do in a Taiwan emergency

How will Japan respond in a Taiwan emergency? Japanese academic Rira Momma examines the imperatives in the event that China attempts to change the current international order with military power.