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All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
May 05, 2017
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
The Japanese debate over acquiring missile strike capability needs to consider the broader alliance framework.
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
April 21, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Geopolitical trends have combined to open a window of opportunity for Japan to become a nuclear state.
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
March 29, 2017
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
The announcement removes one of the major obstacles to Japan's defense transformation.
Abe Scraps Japan's 1 Percent GDP Defense Spending Cap
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
February 06, 2017
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Washington is the glue that holds together whatever informal security arrangements Tokyo aspires to develop in Asia.
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Japan-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight
December 23, 2016
Japan-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight
In light of news of a potential radar deal, it is worth putting things in broader perspective.
Japan-Thailand Defense Relations in the Spotlight
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
June 30, 2016
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
Amid rising tensions in Northeast Asia, what should Japan's defense priorities be?
What Sort of Defense Build-Up Does Japan Really Need?
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
June 08, 2016
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
Two sides discuss defense relations during Gen Nakatani’s visit to the Southeast Asian state.
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
December 05, 2015
Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
Japan and Australia created a new framework for defense cooperation. Now comes the hard part: actually cooperating.
Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
September 10, 2015
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
Former official notes Tokyo’s concern about growing provocations from Moscow.
Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
July 21, 2015
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
Tokyo’s 2015 defense white paper highlights concerns over Beijing’s maritime ambitions in Asia.
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
Abe’s Ongoing Defense Policy Changes
February 09, 2015
Abe’s Ongoing Defense Policy Changes
The Japanese government continues to push ahead with changes to Japan’s defense policy.
Abe’s Ongoing Defense Policy Changes
Japan to Open Military Aid Channel
February 09, 2015
Japan to Open Military Aid Channel
Japan's new Development Cooperation Charter will allow for non-combat military aid and prioritize Southeast Asia.
Japan to Open Military Aid Channel
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