- France objects to Nato proposal to open an office in Tokyo.
- Macron believes Nato should remain focused on the north Atlantic region.
- Nato's push to open an office in Tokyo comes amid US and Japan urging Europe to become more involved in Asia security issues.
- France's resistance to the proposal complicates months of discussion within Nato.
- Setting up a Nato office requires unanimous support from the North Atlantic Council, which means France has the power to stop the move.
France objects to Nato plan for office in Tokyo
French president Emmanuel Macron objects to Nato's proposal to open an office in Tokyo, complicating discussion within the alliance. The move comes amid US and Japan urging Europe to become involved in Asia security issues and concerns about possible Chinese military action against Taiwan.