Japan’s North Korea Missile Woes
By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is on high alert after a frenzied series of North Korean ballistic missile tests.
Masashi Murano on Japan’s Missile Defense Debate
By Catherine Putz
Why did Japan reverse course on the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system?
The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming
By James L. Schoff
The remainder of 2020 is shaping up to be an unexpectedly consequential year for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation.
Japan Rethinks Its Approach to Arms Deals With the United States
By Tom Corben
Recent decisions suggest Tokyo is fundamentally reconsidering how it engages with Washington on arms procurement.
Explaining Japan’s Policy Debate on Strike Capability
By Daisuke Akimoto
The policy debate over Japan’s acquisition of a strike capability against enemy bases is not a new topic.
Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?
By Titli Basu
Hard decisions lie ahead to make sure Japan has an effective defense without Aegis Ashore.
Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation
By Robert Kajiwara
The cancellation of the controversial missile defense program is seen as discrimination by Okinawans, who have long fought base construction on similar grounds.