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Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
By Michael MacArthur Bosack
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
By James L. Schoff and David Song
The Japanese debate over acquiring missile strike capability needs to consider the broader alliance framework.
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Former official notes Tokyo’s concern about growing provocations from Moscow.
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
By Ricky Hough
An announcement that it would be procuring the MV-22 Osprey adds another element to a future amphibious marine force.
Russian Bomber Patrols in Asia Increase Drastically
By Zachary Keck
US and Japanese officials warn that Russian air and naval patrols in the Pacific have "increased drastically."
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
By Victor Robert Lee
Itsunori Onodera has spent the week bolstering Japan’s defenses, but was not helped by his colleagues.