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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
The subtle change is not without significance for both sides and the wider region.
Why Japan’s New Military Aircraft Gift to the Philippines Matters
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
February 24, 2017
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
News of a new training program highlights Tokyo’s important and growing role as an ASEAN partner in the cyber realm.
Japan-ASEAN Cyber Cooperation in the Spotlight
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
October 28, 2016
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
The innovation central to the Third Offset Strategy could take the U.S.-Japan alliance even higher.
Leveraging the Third Offset Strategy in the US-Japan Alliance
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
June 07, 2016
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
The platform of a hospital ship seems tailor-made for Japan's situation -- yet the country doesn't have one.
Strategic Mercy: The Case for Japanese Hospital Ships
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
February 28, 2015
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
New reforms would give Japan's SDF personnel increased say over military decisions.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Seeks to Roll Back Civilian Control
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
November 28, 2014
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
The Japanese government will back Japanese firms involved in defense exports with financing.
Japan Considers State Financing for Defense Exports
US-Japan Alliance: Still 'Sword and Shield'?
November 05, 2014
US-Japan Alliance: Still 'Sword and Shield'?
Don't let the current defense guideline overhaul fool you. The broad contours of the U.S.-Japan alliance won't change.
US-Japan Alliance: Still 'Sword and Shield'?
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
April 19, 2014
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Japan will station 100 troops and radar on its westernmost island, located 108 kilometers east of Taiwan.
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Japan: Joining the Nuclear Weapons Club? It Could.
October 22, 2012
Japan: Joining the Nuclear Weapons Club? It Could.
“…the prospect no longer appears unthinkable.”
Japan: Joining the Nuclear Weapons Club? It Could.
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