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What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
June 10, 2017

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.

Japan’s Mistaken South Sudan Withdrawal
June 07, 2017

Japan’s Mistaken South Sudan Withdrawal

By Jeffrey W. Hornung
The withdrawal harms Japan's operational readiness and its international reputation.
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
May 09, 2017

Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan has issued its first order to protect a U.S. Navy warship under the country’s new security legislation.

Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017

Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices

By Carlos Ramirez
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?

Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
January 18, 2017

Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of the signing of a new defense pact.

Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
November 03, 2016

Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later

By Dennis Blair and Daniel Bob
A look back at the past -- and ahead to the future -- of Japan's post-war constitution.

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.
Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology
November 24, 2015

Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology

By Crystal Pryor
A look at Japan's new Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency and its recent Defense Technology Symposium.

The Truth About Japan's New Security Legislation Debate
November 13, 2015

The Truth About Japan's New Security Legislation Debate

By Masato Kamikubo
Despite fierce resistance to the bills, the debate was a win for Japan's democracy.

Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea
October 29, 2015

Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea

By Shannon Tiezzi
Domestic constraints will keep Japan from beefing up its security presence in the South China Sea.

Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
October 22, 2015

Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice

By Yukari Easton
"Only in Japan is unilateral pacifism considered by so many to be viable national policy."
Japan Stands Up: Leveraging CSD and the TPP
October 22, 2015

Japan Stands Up: Leveraging CSD and the TPP

By Mercy A. Kuo and Angelica O. Tang
Insights from David Arase

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