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Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
May 09, 2019

Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. president will likely board the Japanese flattop during a state visit to Japan in late May.
Japan Sub-Hunting Planes Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in India
April 25, 2019

Japan Sub-Hunting Planes Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India and Japan conducted an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the western coast of India on April 24.

Japan, UK, US to Hold Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Western Pacific
March 13, 2019

Japan, UK, US to Hold Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Western Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the second time in three months the three countries are holding an anti-submarine warfare exercise in Asian waters.

Japan Commissions New Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer
March 06, 2019

Japan Commissions New Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The second Asahi-class guided missile destroyer was commissioned in late February.

US Navy Attack Sub to Participate in Japanese Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
February 13, 2019

US Navy Attack Sub to Participate in Japanese Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A U.S. Navy submarine will participate in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Competition this week.
Japan Plans Large Unmanned Submersibles
November 08, 2018

Japan Plans Large Unmanned Submersibles

By Steven Stashwick
New capabilities suggest how Japan plans to defend Senkakus in East China Sea.

Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
October 12, 2018

Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review

By Daniel Hurst
The dispute once again illustrates the extent to which history plagues modern Japan-South Korea relations.
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
September 13, 2018

Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and the United States have successfully tested the Aegis ballistic missile defense system on Tuesday.

Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
September 05, 2018

Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare

By Aki Nakai
Japan is going electromagnetic, with implications for Japanese security policy and the U.S. regional strategy.

Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
September 05, 2018

Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s upgraded Atago-class guided missile destroyer will reportedly be fitted with the supersonic SM-6 missile interceptor.

Japan Deploys Flotilla to South China Sea
August 30, 2018

Japan Deploys Flotilla to South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
The flotilla consists of three ships, including Japan’s largest helicopter destroyer.
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
August 01, 2018

Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan Marine United launched the first of two improved guided missile destroyers earlier this week.

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