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Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
September 08, 2018
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
Speaking at the OPCW, Japan's defense minister emphasized North Korea's other weapons of mass destruction.
Japan Focuses on North Korea’s Chemical Weapons
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
Itsunori Onodera became the first Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka.
Japan's Indo-Pacific Defense Outreach Continues in Sri Lanka and India
Ministerial Dialogue Puts India-Japan Defense Ties in the Spotlight
August 21, 2018
Ministerial Dialogue Puts India-Japan Defense Ties in the Spotlight
India and Japan begin their first-ever defense technology collaboration on unmanned ground vehicles.
Ministerial Dialogue Puts India-Japan Defense Ties in the Spotlight
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
The Japanese defense minister is reportedly arranging a visit to India in August to discuss expanding military exercises between the two countries.
India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
June 06, 2018
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
Japan saw support for its position on maritime issues, but North Korea remains a source of concern.
Japan and the Shangri-La Dialogue
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
The reshuffled Japanese cabinet from August 2017 will remain in place following the LDP's general election showing.
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
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
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.
Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
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
Japan enters a new era of North Korean provocations with great unease.
How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory
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
Top U.S. and Japanese officials discuss North Korea, the East China Sea, and much more.
Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues
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?
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
May 05, 2017
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
The Japanese debate over acquiring missile strike capability needs to consider the broader alliance framework.
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
September 10, 2015
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
Former official notes Tokyo’s concern about growing provocations from Moscow.
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
December 02, 2014
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
An announcement that it would be procuring the MV-22 Osprey adds another element to a future amphibious marine force.
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
Russian Bomber Patrols in Asia Increase Drastically
May 07, 2014
Russian Bomber Patrols in Asia Increase Drastically
US and Japanese officials warn that Russian air and naval patrols in the Pacific have "increased drastically."
Russian Bomber Patrols in Asia Increase Drastically
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
April 24, 2014
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
Itsunori Onodera has spent the week bolstering Japan’s defenses, but was not helped by his colleagues.
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
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