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Japan’s Farewell to the People’s Emperor
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.

China Faces a Stronger Japan
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?
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
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.

Sheila Smith on the Politics of Japan's Military Power
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?

Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
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.

Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
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.

Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
January 31, 2018

Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision

By Thisanka Siripala
Abe makes a fresh attempt to reform Japan's pacifist constitution.
China, Japan, and the Future of UN Peacekeeping
July 21, 2017

China, Japan, and the Future of UN Peacekeeping

By Luke Patey, Adam Day, and Sebastian von Einsiedel
New mission parameters pose challenges to both China and Japan’s peacekeeping engagement.

Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017

Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.

Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
March 31, 2017

Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat

By Yuki Tatsumi
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.

Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
October 27, 2016

Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan

By Mina Pollmann
A GSDF unit joining UN peacekeepers in South Sudan could be the first authorized to use force beyond self defense.
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
June 01, 2016

Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?

By Jeremy Luedi
Yet another hostage-taking incident in the Middle East is sparking debates in Japan.

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