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Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?
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.

Japan Needs to Prepare for a Possible Senkaku Islands Crisis
April 21, 2022

Japan Needs to Prepare for a Possible Senkaku Islands Crisis

By TSURUTA Jun
Tokyo is currently limited in its ability to respond. That needs to change.
What Ukraine Means for Japan
March 08, 2022

What Ukraine Means for Japan

By Yukari Easton
Will Japan follow Germany’s suit in rethinking its approach to national security?

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 
November 26, 2021

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 

By Kosuke Takahashi
Amid growing threats in East Asia, the Japanese cabinet approved a record extra budget for defense appropriations.

Japan: Dealing with North Korea’s Growing Missile Threat
September 18, 2020

Japan: Dealing with North Korea’s Growing Missile Threat

By Koda Yoji
Time for Japan’s political leaders to do their job.

How Strong Are the Ropes That Bind the Japanese Military?
September 08, 2020

How Strong Are the Ropes That Bind the Japanese Military?

By Robert Farley
It is difficult to imagine that Japanese leadership would not use offensive weapons if Tokyo believed an attack was imminent.

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.

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