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Japan’s Iran Dilemma
December 09, 2019

Japan’s Iran Dilemma

By Kazuto Suzuki
Regional tensions require a delicate compromise.

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?
Is Japan About to Officially Upgrade to Aircraft Carriers?
December 01, 2018

Is Japan About to Officially Upgrade to Aircraft Carriers?

By Daniel Hurst
A reported plan to modify the Izumo-class will face obstacles at home and abroad.

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
August 16, 2018

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves

By Mina Pollmann
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARBD) is set up to conduct landing operations to retake Japanese territory.

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces

By John Wright
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.

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.

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017

Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
May 18, 2017

Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution

By Craig Mark
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?

The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms
September 12, 2016

The Meaning of the People’s Liberation Army Reforms

By Noboru Yamaguchi
China goes for stronger joint operations capabilities and political stability.

Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN
August 26, 2016

Japanese Defense Diplomacy and ASEAN

By Tomohiko Satake
What is the real purpose of Japan’s stepped up defense cooperation in Southeast Asia?

Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
April 12, 2016

Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply 30 Assault Amphibious Vehicles.
Japan: The Manga Military
January 19, 2016

Japan: The Manga Military

By Matthew Brummer
How Japan's "Creative Industrial Complex" is using manga to shape public perceptions.

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