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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.
India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops
July 23, 2018

India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese defense minister is reportedly arranging a visit to India in August to discuss expanding military exercises between the two countries.

How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
July 07, 2018

How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development

By Nicole L. Freiner
The Japanese government aims to increase its naval capabilities to address a wide range of threats and risks.
Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months
July 04, 2018

Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s largest warship will tour the South China and Indian Ocean for two months beginning in September.

India, US, and Japan Conclude ‘Malabar’ Military Exercise
June 19, 2018

India, US, and Japan Conclude ‘Malabar’ Military Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The trilateral naval exercise conducted off the coast of Guam ended on June 16.

India, US, and Japan to Hold ‘Malabar’ Naval War Games This Week
June 05, 2018

India, US, and Japan to Hold ‘Malabar’ Naval War Games This Week

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The trilateral naval exercise has grown in complexity over recent years.

Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
May 07, 2018

Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese government is currently deliberating the size of its P-1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet.
US F-35-Carrying Warship Holds 1st Naval Drill With Japanese Navy
April 13, 2018

US F-35-Carrying Warship Holds 1st Naval Drill With Japanese Navy

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy flattop trained with a Japanese warship for the first time since arriving in Japan earlier this year.

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