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Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia
January 17, 2020

Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia

By Titli Basu
What kind of Japan will the region have to deal with in the coming decades?

Japan’s Iran Dilemma
December 09, 2019

Japan’s Iran Dilemma

By Kazuto Suzuki
Regional tensions require a delicate compromise.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces

By John Wright
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.

The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
June 02, 2016

The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution

By Koji Sonoda
The Japan Conference is shaping public opinion using grassroots methods, in tandem with PM Shinzo Abe’s strategy.

Japan Launches New Warship
October 31, 2015

Japan Launches New Warship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Japanese shipyard has launched a new minesweeper for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
September 18, 2015

Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese militarism was buried for good in August 1945 and likely will not rise again.

How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015

How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?

By Mina Pollmann
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
February 15, 2015

Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’

By Joseph A. Bosco
The region should welcome greater engagement by democratic Japan.

Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
November 05, 2014

Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea

By Clint Richards
The Philippines is seeking to indirectly link its territorial problems with Japanese normalization.

Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
October 03, 2014

Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context

By Kawasaki Akira and Céline Nahory
In the East Asian regional context, Japan’s changing security posture is not the force for peace Tokyo claims it is.

Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
September 04, 2014

Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization

By Paul J. Leaf
To play a productive role in a tense neighborhood, Tokyo needs to look beyond constitutional interpretations.
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
July 02, 2014

Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense

By Zachary Keck
Though left unsaid, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan figured prominently into Tokyo’s reinterpretation of Article 9.

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