What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
By Michael Bosack
The significance of the Japan Self-Defense Force deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Little will change (for now).
Japan's Controversial Security Bills Pass in the Upper House. Now What?
By Rupakjyoti Borah
Japan's Upper House has passed a package of laws allowing the country's military to venture abroad in defense of allies.
Do Shinzo Abe’s Defense Initiatives Matter?
By Lionel Fatton
How Japan’s new civil-military relations change its security posture and policy.
Japan Mulls Creating Its Own CIA
By Mina Pollmann
After the Islamic State hostage crisis, Japan wants to beef up its intelligence apparatus.
Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
By Jeffrey Ordaniel
Could Japan see a return to militarism as some have claimed? Several factors make that highly unlikely.
Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?
By Lionel Pierre Fatton
What the recent changes to Japanese defense mean in the context of a return to “normalcy.”