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Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
December 06, 2017
Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
Japan will purportedly allocate funds to study the possibility of arming fighter jets with long-range air-to-ground missiles.
Japan Mulls Long-Range Strike Capability to Hit North Korea
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
December 01, 2017
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
With the North Korean threat reaching unparalleled levels, Tokyo is facing difficult choices about self-defense.
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
November 07, 2017
Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
Japan’s defense minister is slated to visit a testing site of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in January.
Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
October 24, 2017
Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
Tokyo is considering the deployment of SM-6 interceptors at its proposed ground-based Aegis Ashore installations.
Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise in Hokkaido
August 15, 2017
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise in Hokkaido
Over 2,000 U.S. Marines are joined by 1,500 Japan Self-Defense Force personnel in an annually-held joint contingency exercise.
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise in Hokkaido
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
July 17, 2017
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
The defense ministry is mulling a plan to significantly increase the size of its cyber warfare force.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Boost Number of Cyber Warriors
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
June 28, 2017
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
With fewer and fewer young people to recruit, Japan's military will face staffing shortfalls.
How Japan's Aging Population Impacts National Defense
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
June 10, 2017
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
The significance of the Japan Self-Defense Force deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
What Did Japan Learn in South Sudan?
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
May 24, 2017
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
May 09, 2017
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Women are making in-roads in the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces, but more needs to be done.
‘Womenomics’ Comes to Japan's Defense Sector
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
March 09, 2017
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Is it time for Japan to acquire long-range cruise missiles?
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
December 23, 2016
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
The defense budget approved by Japan’s cabinet will see a moderate 1.4 percent increase from the previous year.
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
December 22, 2016
Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
Japan will oppose a U.N. Security Council resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan.
Reluctant Military Power: Japan Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
November 22, 2016
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
The Japanese government has approved new duties for Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
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