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South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017

South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier

By Ankit Panda
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.

Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
May 01, 2017

Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship

By Ankit Panda
The JS Izumo will have its first deployment alongside a U.S. Navy vessel outside of exercises.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
March 04, 2015

To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use

By Ankit Panda
Japanese lawmakers in the ruling coalition are debating the merits of allowing greater weapons use by the Japanese military.

The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
October 06, 2014

The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation

By Ankit Panda
U.S. and Japanese officials will release a report Wednesday outlining new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation.

Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?
October 03, 2014

Which Security Gains Will Japan Enshrine This Year?

By Clint Richards
Despite an absence of legislation, Abe will be making two key security moves this fall.

Further Headwinds for Abenomics
October 02, 2014

Further Headwinds for Abenomics

By Clint Richards
The Japanese economy continues to lose momentum.

Japan Eerily Silent on Collective Self-Defense
October 01, 2014

Japan Eerily Silent on Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
Abe is focusing on the economy this Diet session in order to lay the groundwork for next spring.
Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense
August 25, 2014

Abe Says He Is ‘Pragmatic’ on Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
Public concern shows Abe changing tone before passing new legislation this fall.

‘New Nationalism’ in Japan
August 21, 2014

‘New Nationalism’ in Japan

By Dennis McCornac
A turn toward military normalization threatens Japan position as a peaceful international leader.

Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase
August 20, 2014

Japan’s Military Trade Set to Increase

By Clint Richards
Larger trade, investment in R&D, and military training point toward a shrinking timeframe for normalization.

The New Face of Japan’s Leadership
August 18, 2014

The New Face of Japan’s Leadership

By Clint Richards
A Cabinet of new ministers could make holding course difficult on Abe’s flagship policies.
Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?
August 14, 2014

Abe: A Shrewd Cabinet Shuffle?

By Clint Richards
While maintaining course on policy, Abe is attempting to retain power and possibly deflect public dissatisfaction.

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