Blue-ribbon Panel Urges Japan to Develop Counterstrike Capabilities
By Takahashi Kosuke
The Japanese defense ministry estimates that Tokyo will need to spend 48 trillion yen on defense over the next five years if it wants to achieve its security goals.
Does Japan Need to Develop a New Fighter Aircraft?
By Arnaud Sobrero
China’s military buildup, coupled with existing problems associated with imports from the U.S., may make such a move a necessity.
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
By J. Berkshire Miller
With the North Korean threat reaching unparalleled levels, Tokyo is facing difficult choices about self-defense.
What’s Next for Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the outlook for the relationship following a recent bilateral meeting.
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
By Yuki Tatsumi
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.