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A First: Japan's Largest Warship Visits Sri Lanka on Indo-Pacific Deployment
October 02, 2018

A First: Japan's Largest Warship Visits Sri Lanka on Indo-Pacific Deployment

By Ankit Panda
Japan's defense and security cooperation with Sri Lanka continues to deepen.

Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
September 08, 2018

Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons

By Daniel Hurst
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.
Japan's Indo-Pacific Defense Outreach Continues in Sri Lanka and India
August 27, 2018

Japan's Indo-Pacific Defense Outreach Continues in Sri Lanka and India

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Itsunori Onodera became the first Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka.

Ministerial Dialogue Puts India-Japan Defense Ties in the Spotlight
August 21, 2018

Ministerial Dialogue Puts India-Japan Defense Ties in the Spotlight

By Ankit Panda
India and Japan begin their first-ever defense technology collaboration on unmanned ground vehicles.

India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops
July 23, 2018

India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese defense minister is reportedly arranging a visit to India in August to discuss expanding military exercises between the two countries.

Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
June 06, 2018

Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue

By Mina Pollmann
Japan saw support for its position on maritime issues, but North Korea remains a source of concern.

With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
October 30, 2017

With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet

By Ankit Panda
The reshuffled Japanese cabinet from August 2017 will remain in place following the LDP's general election showing.
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
September 02, 2017

Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan

By Titli Basu
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.

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.

Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues
August 18, 2017

Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues

By Ankit Panda
Top U.S. and Japanese officials discuss North Korea, the East China Sea, and much more.

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
August 17, 2017

What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?

By Pengqiao Lu
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017

Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.

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