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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?
Japan Rethinks Its Approach to Arms Deals With the United States
August 19, 2020

Japan Rethinks Its Approach to Arms Deals With the United States

By Tom Corben
Recent decisions suggest Tokyo is fundamentally reconsidering how it engages with Washington on arms procurement.

The Significance of a New Japan-Philippines Air Defense Radar System Deal
March 26, 2020

The Significance of a New Japan-Philippines Air Defense Radar System Deal

By Prashanth Parameswaran
If the deal is finalized as reports suggest, it would have strategic significance for Japan’s growing regional security role and for the bilateral relationship.

Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  
February 10, 2019

Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent trip spotlighted some of the ongoing defense activities in the maritime aspect of bilateral ties.

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
August 16, 2018

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves

By Mina Pollmann
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARBD) is set up to conduct landing operations to retake Japanese territory.

Japan’s New ASEAN Defense Initiative in the Spotlight with First Disaster Relief Engagement
February 27, 2018

Japan’s New ASEAN Defense Initiative in the Spotlight with First Disaster Relief Engagement

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo rolls out yet another activity as part of its increased regional defense engagement with Southeast Asia.
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.

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.

Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
January 18, 2017

Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the signing of a new defense pact.

The Truth About the Diet Security Legislation Debate
July 03, 2015

The Truth About the Diet Security Legislation Debate

By Ichiro Ozawa
Peace should be achieved through the Japanese Constitution, the UN Charter and the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
Japan, Indonesia To Sign Defense Partnership
February 05, 2015

Japan, Indonesia To Sign Defense Partnership

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo and Jakarta are looking to boost their defense ties.

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