May 16, 2022
Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?
By Craig Kafura
Is the war in Ukraine creating a Japanese Zeitenwende? It might be up to Prime Minister Kishida.
May 01, 2022
Japan’s Constitution at 75
By Sheila A. Smith
How does Japan’s post-war constitution hold up in an era of increasing great power competition and unexpected emergencies?
March 08, 2022
What Ukraine Means for Japan
By Yukari Easton
Will Japan follow Germany’s suit in rethinking its approach to national security?
December 19, 2020
Civilian Participation in National Defense as a Part of Japan’s Pacifism
By Fumiko Sasaki
Japanese citizens have a role to play in the defense of the country.
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.
January 17, 2020
Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia
By Titli Basu
What kind of Japan will the region have to deal with in the coming decades?
June 01, 2019
Japan’s Farewell to the People’s Emperor
By Kenneth Ruoff
A look back at the Heisei era, and forward to the reign of Emperor Naruhito.
May 31, 2019
China Faces a Stronger Japan
By Bonnie Girard
With Japan adding 105 more F-35 stealth fighters to its forces, is an arms race in store for the Asia-Pacific?
May 17, 2019
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
By Edward Danks
The paradox of a pacifist emperor amid rising nationalism politically is likely to continue in the Reiwa era.
March 01, 2019
Sheila Smith on the Politics of Japan's Military Power
By Catherine Putz
As Tokyo rearms, what are the politics of military power in Japan?
September 05, 2018
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
By Aki Nakai
Japan is going electromagnetic, with implications for Japanese security policy and the U.S. regional strategy.
August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
By Thisanka Siripala
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.