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Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
May 01, 2017
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
The JS Izumo will have its first deployment alongside a U.S. Navy vessel outside of exercises.
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
March 04, 2015
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
Japanese lawmakers in the ruling coalition are debating the merits of allowing greater weapons use by the Japanese military.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
October 06, 2014
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
U.S. and Japanese officials will release a report Wednesday outlining new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation.
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
October 03, 2014
Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
Despite an absence of legislation, Abe will be making two key security moves this fall.
Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
Further Headwinds for Abenomics
October 02, 2014
Further Headwinds for Abenomics
The Japanese economy continues to lose momentum.
Further Headwinds for Abenomics
Japan Eerily Silent on Collective Self-Defense
October 01, 2014
Japan Eerily Silent on Collective Self-Defense
Abe is focusing on the economy this Diet session in order to lay the groundwork for next spring.
Japan Eerily Silent on Collective Self-Defense
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
August 25, 2014
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
Public concern shows Abe changing tone before passing new legislation this fall.
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
August 21, 2014
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
A turn toward military normalization threatens Japan position as a peaceful international leader.
‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
August 20, 2014
Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
Larger trade, investment in R&D, and military training point toward a shrinking timeframe for normalization.
Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
August 18, 2014
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
A Cabinet of new ministers could make holding course difficult on Abe’s flagship policies.
The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
August 14, 2014
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
While maintaining course on policy, Abe is attempting to retain power and possibly deflect public dissatisfaction.
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
August 12, 2014
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
Japan’s rising public debt has implications that go beyond its economy.
Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
August 05, 2014
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
Polls indicate dissatisfaction with Abe’s main policies, but lack of opposition probably means no change.
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
July 25, 2014
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Three international reports highlight concerns about Japan’s past and social equality.
Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
Why Defending Taiwan Is NOT Illegal
July 14, 2014
Why Defending Taiwan Is NOT Illegal
There are good reasons to think that the UN Charter allows Japan and the US to come to Taiwan’s defense.
Why Defending Taiwan Is NOT Illegal
Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal
July 12, 2014
Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal
The UN Charter prohibits any country from coming to Taiwan’s defense if China invades the island.
Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal
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