April 22, 2022
Defense Panel Within Japan’s Ruling Party Urges Tokyo to Acquire ‘Counterattack Capability’
By Kosuke Takahashi
The proposal, which stretches the limits of Japan's defense-oriented security policy, will inform the government’s long-term National Security Strategy.
March 01, 2019
Sheila Smith on the Politics of Japan's Military Power
By Catherine Putz
As Tokyo rearms, what are the politics of military power in Japan?
February 01, 2019
Here Come Japan’s Aircraft Carriers
By Robert Farley
The modification of the Izumos will upend nearly seven decades of defense thinking in Japan, and across East Asia.
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
By Yuki Tatsumi
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
January 23, 2015
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
New satellite imagery confirms that it is, with more clarification on specifics.
April 26, 2014
Obama’s “Rebalancing”: A Fig Leaf
By Amitai Etzioni
Washington is still trying to explain its strategic approach to China.