January 19, 2023
Japan’s Military Resurgence Takes the Heat off India
By Mohamed Zeeshan
The rise of alternative military partners means that the U.S. doesn’t need to press New Delhi to align with it on sensitive geopolitical issues or against China or Russia.
January 06, 2023
A New Defense Era: Japan’s 2022 National Security Strategy
By Catherine Putz and Ankit Panda
Japan has set out on its most ambitious defense build-up program since the end of World War II.
December 30, 2022
2022: The Year Japan and Germany Became ‘Normal’ Countries
By Chietigj Bajpaee
Japan and Germany rediscovered their geopolitical voice in 2022, making parallel efforts to develop more assertive national security postures.
December 06, 2022
Japan’s Ruling Coalition Approves Counterstrike Capability
By Mina Pollmann
The long-debated move comes alongside increased defense spending amid worries about Japan's security environment.
October 24, 2022
Japan’s Ruling Coalition Debates Future Defense Policies
By Mina Pollmann
The LDP and its junior coalition party, Komeito, are at odds over issues like Japan's counterstrike capability and defense budget increases.
September 01, 2022
Jennifer Lind on Abe Shinzo and Japanese Nationalism
By Catherine Putz
The LDP hosts a “constant struggle between people who favor more moderate patriotism and versus those favoring a more extreme nationalism. We see this not only in the LDP but within Abe himself.”
June 08, 2022
Japan, NATO Boost Ties Amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
By Mari Yamaguchi
Japan’s defense minister hosted NATO officials this week, pledging more joint exercises and military cooperation.
May 16, 2022
Ukraine War: The Impact on Japan-Russia Relations
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jeffrey Hornung.
April 22, 2022
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.
March 29, 2022
How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changed Japan’s Security Policy
By Yuki Tatsumi
The current crisis in Ukraine will have a significant impact on the ongoing process to revise Japan’s National Security Strategy.
December 19, 2020
Civilian Participation in National Defense as a Part of Japan’s Pacifism
By Fumiko Sasaki
Japanese citizens have a role to play in the defense of the country.
January 17, 2020
Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia
By Titli Basu
What kind of Japan will the region have to deal with in the coming decades?