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Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
May 09, 2017

Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan has issued its first order to protect a U.S. Navy warship under the country’s new security legislation.
Japanese Warships to Join US Carrier Strike Group Off Korean Peninsula
April 13, 2017

Japanese Warships to Join US Carrier Strike Group Off Korean Peninsula

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan is preparing to send several warships to waters off the Korean peninsula.

Philippines to Receive First 2 Aircraft From Japan
March 23, 2017

Philippines to Receive First 2 Aircraft From Japan

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The first two of five TC-90s are expected to arrive next week.

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Commissions Second Helicopter Carrier
March 23, 2017

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Commissions Second Helicopter Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s newest surface combatant entered service on March 22.

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to Send Largest Carrier to the South China Sea
March 18, 2017

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to Send Largest Carrier to the South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship to the disputed waters.
US Clears Sale of Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles to Japan
July 22, 2016

US Clears Sale of Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 246 missiles to be used for anti-air warfare at sea.

After the Izumo, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
March 30, 2015

After the Izumo, What's Next for Japan's Navy?

By Robert Farley
Japan has its largest post-war helicopter carrier -- how will it use it?
Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region
August 14, 2014

Yasukuni’s Relevance to Japan, and the Region

By Clint Richards
Regular visits by officials not only anger Japan’s neighbors, but can erode the separation of church and state.

Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia
May 28, 2014

Japan Pushes for Stronger Ties with Southeast Asia

By Clint Richards
Japan extends economic and military incentives in hopes of rebalancing Southeast Asia.

Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense
May 15, 2014

Abe’s Next Steps Toward Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
The LDP is seeking to unite the coalition government in order to enshrine collective self-defense by year’s end.

Beijing: No Meeting Between Chinese, Japanese Naval Chiefs
April 22, 2014

Beijing: No Meeting Between Chinese, Japanese Naval Chiefs

By Shannon Tiezzi
China stressed there would be no one-on-one contact with the visiting Japanese delegation at this week's symposium.

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