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Japan’s Defense Ministry Requests Largest Ever Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

Japan’s Defense Ministry Requests Largest Ever Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

By Takahashi Kosuke
Japan's defense build-up, including pursuit of a counter-strike capability, continues to require record-setting funds.

From Follower to Leader: Japan’s Emergence as a Fully-Fledged Regional Security Actor 

From Follower to Leader: Japan’s Emergence as a Fully-Fledged Regional Security Actor 

By Aurelia George Mulgan
Not only has Japan become an indispensable ally for the U.S. in contingency planning, but Tokyo is also no longer relying solely on the United States to deter China.
Japan’s New Security Strategy, Part 2: The Ongoing Debates

Japan’s New Security Strategy, Part 2: The Ongoing Debates

By Pascal Lottaz
Within Japan, there are debates as to how new – and how hawkish – the 2022 National Security Strategy really is.

Japan Awards Kawasaki Heavy Industries $243 Million Contract for Homegrown Version of Tomahawk Missile

Japan Awards Kawasaki Heavy Industries $243 Million Contract for Homegrown Version of Tomahawk Missile

By Takahashi Kosuke
Both KHI and MHI received major contracts to develop standoff missiles, part of Japan’s push for counterstrike capabilities.

Japan Awards Mitsubishi Heavy Industries $2.86 Billion Contract for New Standoff Weapons

Japan Awards Mitsubishi Heavy Industries $2.86 Billion Contract for New Standoff Weapons

By Takahashi Kosuke
MHI will develop upgraded Type 12 surface-to-ship missiles and new submarine-launched standoff missiles.

Japan Approves 26.3% Increase in Defense Spending for Fiscal Year 2023

Japan Approves 26.3% Increase in Defense Spending for Fiscal Year 2023

By Takahashi Kosuke
For the ninth year in a row, the budget draft set a new record for Japan’s national defense budget.

Japan’s Long-Range Strike Capability Decision Was Not Sudden

Japan’s Long-Range Strike Capability Decision Was Not Sudden

By Hiroaki Kato
The shift in Japan's security policy was the result of a series of parliamentary debates stretching back decades.
North Korea Warns Against Japan’s New Security Strategy

North Korea Warns Against Japan’s New Security Strategy

By Mitch Shin
After Tokyo announced its new security strategy, Pyongyang threatened to take a “decisive military step” in response. 

Why Japan’s Missile Defense Requires ‘Counterstrike Capabilities’

Why Japan’s Missile Defense Requires ‘Counterstrike Capabilities’

By Kenji Nagayoshi
Japan’s strike capability debate must be accompanied by the political will of decision-makers.

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Approves Counterstrike Capability

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Approves Counterstrike Capability

By Mina Pollmann
The long-debated move comes alongside increased defense spending amid worries about Japan's security environment.

Japan, US Discuss Longer Range Missiles to Counter China

Japan, US Discuss Longer Range Missiles to Counter China

By Thisanka Siripala
At a defense ministers’ meeting, Japan gets U.S. support to bolster its defenses with “counter strike capabilities.”
Japan Commissions First New Taigei-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

Japan Commissions First New Taigei-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine

By Kosuke Takahashi
Submarine-launched missiles could give Tokyo the much-debated “enemy base attack capability.”

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