For Kishida and Biden, a Stronger Japanese Defense Posture Is Only Half the Battle
By Craig Kafura
It’s one thing to commit to a stronger military and another thing to use it.
Japan’s New Strategic Direction
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Increasingly, many countries that have traditionally maintained a defensive and pacifist posture, like Japan, are having to reconsider their options.
Why Japan’s Missile Defense Requires ‘Counterstrike Capabilities’
By Kenji Nagayoshi
Japan’s strike capability debate must be accompanied by the political will of decision-makers.
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’
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.
Masashi Murano on Japan’s Missile Defense Debate
By Catherine Putz
Why did Japan reverse course on the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system?
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.
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.
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.
Deterring North Korea
By Masashi Murano
The United States and its allies need to review and reconstruct their multi-layered deterrence strategy.