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Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
July 17, 2017
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
The defense ministry is mulling a plan to significantly increase the size of its cyber warfare force.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
June 28, 2017
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
With fewer and fewer young people to recruit, Japan's military will face staffing shortfalls.
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
June 10, 2017
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
The significance of the Japan Self-Defense Force deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
May 24, 2017
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
May 09, 2017
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Women are making in-roads in the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces, but more needs to be done.
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
March 09, 2017
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Is it time for Japan to acquire long-range cruise missiles?
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
December 23, 2016
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
The defense budget approved by Japan’s cabinet will see a moderate 1.4 percent increase from the previous year.
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
December 22, 2016
Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
Japan will oppose a U.N. Security Council resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan.
Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
November 22, 2016
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
The Japanese government has approved new duties for Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
November 02, 2016
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
A joint U.S.-Japan military exercise will be held off Guam and Tinian in early November.
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
October 28, 2016
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
The innovation central to the Third Offset Strategy could take the U.S.-Japan alliance even higher.
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
June 07, 2016
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
The platform of a hospital ship seems tailor-made for Japan's situation -- yet the country doesn't have one.
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
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 and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
December 14, 2015
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Given domestic and regional realities, how involved can Japan be in the South China Sea?
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
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