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Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
July 28, 2017
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Tomomi Inada leaves office days shy of completing a one-year term.
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
India, Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation
May 10, 2017
India, Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation
India’s minister of defense and his Japanese counterpart affirmed plans to strengthen their military cooperation.
India, Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation
‘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
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
February 01, 2017
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
Trump's defense secretary will reaffirm U.S. commitments to Japan under Article V when he visits this week.
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
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 Gets Serious About THAAD
November 26, 2016
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
After South Korea, Japan may become the second Northeast Asian state to deploy the THAAD system.
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
September 29, 2016
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
Once again, the South China Sea and China's increasing naval presence near Japan are causing frictions.
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
August 30, 2016
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
Historical issues and maritime disputes continue to strain relations between China and Japan.
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
August 16, 2016
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
The 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender saw several officials visit Yasukuni Shrine, although PM Abe did not.
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
Japan’s Coming Cabinet Reshuffle
September 18, 2015
Japan’s Coming Cabinet Reshuffle
Abe’s new Cabinet will signal his priorities for Japan after winning reelection as LDP president.
Japan’s Coming Cabinet Reshuffle
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
September 09, 2014
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
Apparently inadvertent photos of two new right-wing members of the Cabinet could cost Abe key bilateral visits.
Abe Cabinet Members in Neo-Nazi Photo-Op Fail
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