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April 25, 2019

US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin is reportedly offering Tokyo top secret software as part of its pitch to develop Japan’s next-generation stealth fighter.

February 05, 2019

Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s Ministry of Defense confirmed that it will locally design and develop a new stealth fighter by the 2030s.
December 26, 2018

Japan’s Defense Budget Swells to Counter China’s Growing Military Threat

By Thisanka Siripala
The Abe administration has given its national defense policy a new makeover sparking controversy over efforts to rush militarization.

August 16, 2018

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves

By Mina Pollmann
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARBD) is set up to conduct landing operations to retake Japanese territory.

April 03, 2018

Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures

By Crystal Pryor and Tom Le
To understand Japan's security priorities, we have to consider more than the total defense budget.

March 09, 2018

Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan's new fighter jet will purportedly be based on existing European or U.S. aircraft designs.
March 07, 2018

Japan Denies Scrapping 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Program

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s Ministry of Defense distanced itself from reports that it is no longer pursuing an indigenous stealth fighter jet.

March 06, 2018

Japan's Scraps Domestic Development of 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is slated to discontinue the development of an indigenous stealth fighter jet.

November 16, 2017

Japan to Delay Development of New Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is likely to postpone the development of the indigenously designed and developed F-3 stealth fighter jet.

March 29, 2017

Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap

By John Wright
The announcement removes one of the major obstacles to Japan's defense transformation.

March 28, 2017

Japan and UK to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and the United Kingdom have agreed to explore options to jointly develop a new fighter aircraft.
July 07, 2016

Japan’s Air Force to Receive 100 New Stealth Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is slated to launch a tender for a new fighter aircraft this month.

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