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Japan’s Long-Range Strike Capability Decision Was Not Sudden

Japan’s Long-Range Strike Capability Decision Was Not Sudden

By Hiroaki Kato
The shift in Japan's security policy was the result of a series of parliamentary debates stretching back decades.
North Korea Warns Against Japan’s New Security Strategy

North Korea Warns Against Japan’s New Security Strategy

By Mitch Shin
After Tokyo announced its new security strategy, Pyongyang threatened to take a “decisive military step” in response. 

Japan’s Major Turning Point on Defense Policy

Japan’s Major Turning Point on Defense Policy

By Takahashi Kosuke
Three new security documents prepared by the Kishida administration mark a new era in Japan’s post-war security strategy.

Japan’s Ruling Coalition Debates Future Defense Policies

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

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

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

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?

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

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’

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

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?

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.

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