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Japan’s Defense Budget: Double or Nothing?
June 10, 2022

Japan’s Defense Budget: Double or Nothing?

By Bradley Isakson
The Kishida administration should maintain a calculated, long-term approach to increasing Japan’s defense budget.

Defense Panel Within Japan’s Ruling Party Urges Tokyo to Acquire ‘Counterattack Capability’
April 22, 2022

Defense Panel Within Japan’s Ruling Party Urges Tokyo to Acquire ‘Counterattack Capability’

By Kosuke Takahashi
The proposal, which stretches the limits of Japan's defense-oriented security policy, will inform the government’s long-term National Security Strategy.
Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 
November 26, 2021

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 

By Kosuke Takahashi
Amid growing threats in East Asia, the Japanese cabinet approved a record extra budget for defense appropriations.

Rhetoric Aside, America’s Asian Partners Are Giving Up on Their Own Defense
August 05, 2021

Rhetoric Aside, America’s Asian Partners Are Giving Up on Their Own Defense

By Justin Logan
When it comes to burden-sharing, banging the table doesn’t work -- doubt about the U.S. commitment does.

Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’
March 18, 2020

Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s new defense budget foresees cross-domain operations in space, cyberspace, and electromagnetic domains.

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

Looking Beyond 1 Percent: Japan’s Security Expenditures
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.
Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018
January 03, 2018

Japan's Defense Policy Decisions in 2018

By Yuki Tatsumi
How will Japan make the most of a limited defense budget amid rising threats?

What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning
December 12, 2017

What North Korea's ICBM Means for Japan's Defense Planning

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's defense planning will need to account for the increased threat from North Korea.

Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan
September 02, 2017

Kim Jong-un's Crazy Summer: A Litmus Test for Japan

By Titli Basu
North Korea's active summer poses a host of challenges to Japan's defense posture.

All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017

All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning

By Yuki Tatsumi
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye
May 09, 2017

Abe 'Scraps' Japan's Defense Spending Cap: Less Than Meets the Eye

By Jun Okumura
There are solid practical reasons why Japan won't be hiking its defense spending any time soon.

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