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Japan’s Ruling Coalition Debates Future Defense Policies
October 24, 2022

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Debates Future Defense Policies

By Mina Pollmann
The LDP and its junior coalition party, Komeito, are at odds over issues like Japan's counterstrike capability and defense budget increases.

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changed Japan’s Security Policy
March 29, 2022

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Changed Japan’s Security Policy

By Yuki Tatsumi
The current crisis in Ukraine will have a significant impact on the ongoing process to revise Japan’s National Security Strategy.
Japan’s National Security Strategy: A Delicate Task
March 18, 2022

Japan’s National Security Strategy: A Delicate Task

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Japan has to think carefully about how it wants to phrase its relationship with China.

Japan Needs an Energy Security Strategy for the Taiwan Strait
December 11, 2021

Japan Needs an Energy Security Strategy for the Taiwan Strait

By Dustin Hinkley
It is critical that the National Security Strategy review announced by Prime Minister Kishida include policies to improve Japan’s energy security.

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.

Abe's Visit Takes Japan-India Security Relations to the Next Level
December 14, 2015

Abe's Visit Takes Japan-India Security Relations to the Next Level

By Yuki Tatsumi
India-Japan security relations have flourished since Abe's first term in office.

Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’
December 05, 2015

Japan-Australia Relations: Beyond the ‘2+2’

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan and Australia created a new framework for defense cooperation. Now comes the hard part: actually cooperating.
Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
November 04, 2015

Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. basing dispute on Okinawa goes much deeper than the debate over Futenma Air Station.

The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?
September 17, 2015

The Democratic Party of Japan: The Beginning of the End?

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's opposition has not been able to capitalize on the unpopularity of Shinzo Abe's security bills.

Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
July 16, 2015

Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity

By Yuki Tatsumi
By focusing solely on constitutionality, Japan missed the opportunity for a frank debate on its actual security policy.

Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
April 16, 2014

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.
China Responds to Japan’s Defense Package
December 18, 2013

China Responds to Japan’s Defense Package

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's response to Japan's national security strategy reveals the underlying issues of history, distrust and hypocrisy.

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