Japan counter-attack capability
December 24, 2022
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.
December 21, 2022
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.
December 21, 2022
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.
December 07, 2022
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.
December 06, 2022
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.
September 16, 2022
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.”
March 09, 2022
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.”
July 22, 2021
A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate
By Scott W. Harold and Satoru Mori
Japan’s increasing recognition that Taiwan is crucial to its own security has implications for Japan’s domestic defense debates and the Japan-U.S. alliance.
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
By Yuki Tatsumi
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
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