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Strengthening Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Japan-US Alliance
September 23, 2022

Strengthening Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Japan-US Alliance

By Carl Rehberg, Chris Bassler , and Herbert Kemp
The Japan-U.S. alliance has made steady and incremental progress toward preparing for future crises and contingencies. More needs to be done.

Japan, US Discuss Longer Range Missiles to Counter China
September 16, 2022

Japan, US Discuss Longer Range Missiles to Counter China

By Thisanka Siripala
At a defense ministers’ meeting, Japan gets U.S. support to bolster its defenses with “counter strike capabilities.”
Japan Needs a National Space Strategy: Former JASDF General
July 08, 2022

Japan Needs a National Space Strategy: Former JASDF General

By Kosuke Takahashi
Tokyo needs to enhance multilateral cooperation with the U.S. and other Western countries in space security, says General Kataoka Haruhiko, a former chief of staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

Japan Needs a Revamped North Korea Policy
April 02, 2022

Japan Needs a Revamped North Korea Policy

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s deterrence strategy is up for debate following the launch of North Korea’s ICBM test.

Japan’s North Korea Missile Woes
January 16, 2022

Japan’s North Korea Missile Woes

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan is on high alert after a frenzied series of North Korean ballistic missile tests.

Masashi Murano on Japan’s Missile Defense Debate
October 01, 2020

Masashi Murano on Japan’s Missile Defense Debate

By Catherine Putz
Why did Japan reverse course on the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system?

The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming
August 21, 2020

The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming

By James L. Schoff
The remainder of 2020 is shaping up to be an unexpectedly consequential year for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation.
Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?
July 28, 2020

Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?

By Titli Basu
Hard decisions lie ahead to make sure Japan has an effective defense without Aegis Ashore.

Japan Suspends Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Plans. What Happens Now?
June 23, 2020

Japan Suspends Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Plans. What Happens Now?

By Ankit Panda
Tokyo scraps plans for two expensive missile defense installations. Will another system replace Aegis Ashore?

Japan to Scrap Costly Land-Based US Missile Defense System
June 16, 2020

Japan to Scrap Costly Land-Based US Missile Defense System

By Associated Press
Japan’s Defense Ministry announced it would drop plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore system, citing safety concerns.

Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
July 09, 2019

Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics

By Mina Pollmann
Local opposition, and a poorly handled government explanation, have delayed deployment of the new systems.
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
August 28, 2018

Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea

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