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?
December 09, 2019
Japan’s Iran Dilemma
By Kazuto Suzuki
Regional tensions require a delicate compromise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 15, 2015
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
By Joseph A. Bosco
The region should welcome greater engagement by democratic Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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.