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Japanese Defense Minister Tours Aegis Ashore Test Site in Hawaii
January 15, 2020

Japanese Defense Minister Tours Aegis Ashore Test Site in Hawaii

By Ankit Panda
Kono toured the test complex for an advanced ballistic missile defense system that Japan is procuring.

Japan Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for 2 Solid State Radars for Aegis Ashore Batteries
November 27, 2019

Japan Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for 2 Solid State Radars for Aegis Ashore Batteries

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s defense ministry has awarded a contract for the delivery of two SSR antenna sets for two planned land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense systems.
Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
July 09, 2019

Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics

By Mina Pollmann
Local opposition, and a poorly handled government explanation, have delayed deployment of the new systems.

Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
February 07, 2018

Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision

By Guy Plopsky
A dubious Russian assumption is behind Moscow's opposition to the missile defense system.

Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
December 29, 2017

Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore

By Ankit Panda
Russia believes the deployment of these systems will undermine its interests.

How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
August 31, 2017

How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory

By Mina Pollmann
Japan enters a new era of North Korean provocations with great unease.

Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
June 23, 2017

Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test

By Ankit Panda
The SM-3 Block IIA saw its first successful intercept in February 2017.
Deterring North Korea
May 24, 2017

Deterring North Korea

By Masashi Murano
The United States and its allies need to review and reconstruct their multi-layered deterrence strategy.

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