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Japan-Singapore Security Ties in Focus With Defense Ministers Meeting
May 23, 2019

Japan-Singapore Security Ties in Focus With Defense Ministers Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction provided an opportunity to take stock of the security aspect of the broader bilateral relationship.

Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  
February 10, 2019

Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent trip spotlighted some of the ongoing defense activities in the maritime aspect of bilateral ties.
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.

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces

By John Wright
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.

Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
March 29, 2018

Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Tokyo continues to made inroads in building up its capabilities as it confronts regional security threats.

Why Japan’s New Military Aircraft Gift to the Philippines Matters
October 31, 2017

Why Japan’s New Military Aircraft Gift to the Philippines Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The subtle change is not without significance for both sides and the wider region.

Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
February 24, 2017

Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
News of a new training program highlights Tokyo’s important and growing role as an ASEAN partner in the cyber realm.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.

Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
October 28, 2016

Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance

By Yuki Tatsumi and Pamela Kennedy
The innovation central to the Third Offset Strategy could take the U.S.-Japan alliance even higher.

Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
June 07, 2016

Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships

By Anthony W. Holmes
The platform of a hospital ship seems tailor-made for Japan's situation -- yet the country doesn't have one.

Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
February 28, 2015

Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control

By Mina Pollmann
New reforms would give Japan's SDF personnel increased say over military decisions.
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
November 28, 2014

Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports

By Ankit Panda
The Japanese government will back Japanese firms involved in defense exports with financing.

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