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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.
US to Upgrade Japan’s Attack Helicopter Fleet
May 04, 2017

US to Upgrade Japan’s Attack Helicopter Fleet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A U.S. defense company has been awarded a contract to improve the AH-64DJP Apache’s vision.

Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
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.

Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
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.

US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
September 23, 2016

US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department approved the sale on September 21.
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
June 30, 2016

What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Amid rising tensions in Northeast Asia, what should Japan's defense priorities be?

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