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Japan’s Arms Exports: A Prudent Possibility Amid Enduring Challenges
January 26, 2021

Japan’s Arms Exports: A Prudent Possibility Amid Enduring Challenges

By John Wright
Japan needs to urgently address key structural problems in order to build an export-driven defense industry.

An Inoffensive Quest: Can Japan’s Defense Exports Take Off?
January 26, 2021

An Inoffensive Quest: Can Japan’s Defense Exports Take Off?

By John Wright
Japan’s quest for an arms manufacturing industry is intimately linked with its self-perception as a “normal” power. How has it fared so far?
Is Japan’s Defense Industry in Decline?
October 01, 2020

Is Japan’s Defense Industry in Decline?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Despite worrying indicators, Japan’s defense industry is expected to remain in good health.

Why Japan’s New Military Aircraft Gift to the Philippines Matters
October 31, 2017

Why Japan’s New Military Aircraft Gift to the Philippines Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The subtle change is not without significance for both sides and the wider region.

The Importance of a Japan-India Amphibious Aircraft Deal
December 12, 2016

The Importance of a Japan-India Amphibious Aircraft Deal

By Satoru Nagao
The conclusion of an India-Japan deal for the transfer of ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious aircraft will bear immense strategic importance.

What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision
April 29, 2016

What Japan Can Learn From Australia’s Submarine Decision

By Yuki Tatsumi
If Japan's next overseas defense bid is to succeed, Tokyo needs to make some changes.

Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology
November 24, 2015

Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology

By Crystal Pryor
A look at Japan's new Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency and its recent Defense Technology Symposium.
Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry
October 02, 2015

Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's new Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) is an attempt to overhaul its approach to defense tech.

The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
October 02, 2015

The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports

By Mina Pollmann
Opening Japan's defense industry to the international market is a significant step, but it won't happen overnight.

Does Japan Need to Be More Assertive With Europe?
August 28, 2015

Does Japan Need to Be More Assertive With Europe?

By Jonathan Davis
It is time for Tokyo be clear on what it wants from relations with Europe.

Japan Enters Global Submarine Market With Soryu Offering
September 03, 2014

Japan Enters Global Submarine Market With Soryu Offering

By Robert Farley
With the Soryu-class submarine, Japan can compete with the best the global submarine market has to offer.
Japan’s New Defense Posture
July 10, 2014

Japan’s New Defense Posture

By Lionel Pierre Fatton
What are the implications of Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation on regional security dynamics?

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