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Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
May 18, 2017
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
September 12, 2016
The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
China goes for stronger joint operations capabilities and political stability.
The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
August 26, 2016
Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
What is the real purpose of Japan’s stepped up defense cooperation in Southeast Asia?
Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
April 12, 2016
Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply 30 Assault Amphibious Vehicles.
Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
Japan: The Manga Military
January 19, 2016
Japan: The Manga Military
How Japan's "Creative Industrial Complex" is using manga to shape public perceptions.
Japan: The Manga Military
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
January 13, 2016
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
What’s in a name? Pride, honor, and history.
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
December 28, 2015
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
Japanese defense spending will increase 1.5 percent during the next fiscal year.
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
September 30, 2015
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
The United States and Japan are also working on a new joint action plan for the defense of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
September 29, 2015
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
Japan is doing itself a disservice by focusing only on economic contributions to global development.
Japan's 'Proactive Contribution to Peace': Beyond Development Aid
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
Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
September 01, 2015
Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
If approved, the new defense budget would be Tokyo’s largest in 14 years.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
August 31, 2015
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
Why it is time to part ways with the traditional interpretations of Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution.
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
June 23, 2015
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
How Japan’s new civil-military relations change its security posture and policy.
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
June 16, 2015
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
Japan's prime minister has an image problem -- and it stems from his signature national security legislation.
Japan's Defense Reforms and Shinzo Abe's Image Problem
Have Aliens Tried to Invade Japan?
April 03, 2015
Have Aliens Tried to Invade Japan?
Japan's Defense Minister faced unusual questions from a lawmaker this week.
Have Aliens Tried to Invade Japan?
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