December 27, 2021
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2022
By Kosuke Takahashi
Tokyo is striving to keep pace with China.
April 17, 2020
China’s Worrying Military Exercises Near Taiwan
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
China’s moves in the region, despite the pandemic, are only likely to generate fear and inspire greater cooperation with Washington.
February 17, 2018
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
By Abraham Ait
Once one of the world’s most capable air forces, Japan now finds itself outmatched in air-to-air combat capabilities.
April 16, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Japan
By Diplomatic Access
Japan's ambassador to the U.S. on the U.S.-Japan alliance, the TPP, and overcoming China-Japan tensions.
September 11, 2013
Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: A Tense Anniversary
In the year since Tokyo purchased the islands, China and Japan have avoided escalation. Can that continue?