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Japan’s Legal Response in the Gray Zone
August 06, 2020

Japan’s Legal Response in the Gray Zone

By James Kraska
China’s gray zone tactics around the Senkaku Islands are even more dangerous than similar moves in the South China Sea. How is Japan responding?  

The Ever-Evolving Importance of Japan’s Coast Guard
December 12, 2019

The Ever-Evolving Importance of Japan’s Coast Guard

By Mina Pollmann
Two recent changes highlight the multifaceted role the JCG will continue to play in Japan’s defenses.
How Abe Remade the Japan Coast Guard
January 24, 2019

How Abe Remade the Japan Coast Guard

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
Under Abe, the JCG has evolved into a vehicle for global diplomacy as well as defending Japanese interests.

Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy
May 11, 2018

Japan: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Coast Guard Diplomacy

By Jay Tristan Tarriela
In postwar Japan, the coast guard has taken a leading role in defending maritime interests.

Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid
January 18, 2018

Japan Gives Philippines Another Security Boost With Law Enforcement Aid

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s recent handover of patrol vehicles is just one part of wider collaboration on security.

Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight with New Vessels
November 23, 2017

Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight with New Vessels

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s capacity-building assistance is part of a broader trend of continued security cooperation in the Duterte era.

What’s Next for Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties?
November 02, 2017

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 New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States
January 10, 2017

Japan Eyes New Coast Guard Body for ASEAN States

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Organization could be a boost for ASEAN-Japan maritime security cooperation.

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