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Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 09, 2017
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
There are solid practical reasons why Japan won't be hiking its defense spending any time soon.
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
US to Upgrade Japan’s Attack Helicopter Fleet
May 04, 2017
US to Upgrade Japan’s Attack Helicopter Fleet
A U.S. defense company has been awarded a contract to improve the AH-64DJP Apache’s vision.
US to Upgrade Japan’s Attack Helicopter Fleet
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
March 29, 2017
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
The announcement removes one of the major obstacles to Japan's defense transformation.
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
September 23, 2016
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved the sale on September 21.
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
June 30, 2016
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
Amid rising tensions in Northeast Asia, what should Japan's defense priorities be?
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
May 07, 2016
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
Trump's rhetoric about the alliance is a good antidote to complacency.
Donald Trump: A Reality Check for the US-Japan Alliance
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
February 27, 2016
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Even as it invests in more equipment, Japan needs to do more to take care of its Self Defense personnel.
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
September 18, 2015
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
Japanese militarism was buried for good in August 1945 and likely will not rise again.
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
Japan's New Defense Budget: Fact Vs Fiction
September 05, 2015
Japan's New Defense Budget: Fact Vs Fiction
It's misleading to interpret Japan's record-high defense budget as a sign of "remilitarization."
Japan's New Defense Budget: Fact Vs Fiction
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
January 23, 2015
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
New satellite imagery confirms that it is, with more clarification on specifics.
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
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