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Japan to Dispatch Izumo-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean
July 04, 2018

Japan to Dispatch Izumo-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean

By Ankit Panda
2018 will become the second consecutive year for a Japanese Izumo-class deployment to the Indian Ocean.

India, Japan Begin Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arabian Sea
October 31, 2017

India, Japan Begin Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arabian Sea

By Ankit Panda
The exercise is the second major anti-submarine warfare exercise between the two sides in 2017.
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
September 17, 2016

Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement

By Ankit Panda
Despite Chinese warnings, Japan isn't about to leave the South China Sea.

Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
July 22, 2016

Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense contractor Boeing has been awarded a $545 million contract for the delivery of 4 V-22 aircraft to Japan.

Hyping Threats? Japan’s Black and White Defense Paper
August 25, 2015

Hyping Threats? Japan’s Black and White Defense Paper

By Greg Austin
Stark on China, but a quiet message about Russia?

Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
May 06, 2015

Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department just approved a $3 billion arms deal with Japan.

Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot
July 30, 2014

Aegis, Missile Defense and the US Pivot

By Robert Holzer & Scott Truver
The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System is the lynchpin for regional missile defense in Asia.
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
April 11, 2014

Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation

By M. Elizabeth Guran
References to U.S. retrenchment are a wake-up call for increased strategic engagement.

China’s Hubris on the High Seas
December 02, 2013

China’s Hubris on the High Seas

By James R. Holmes
Despite all the hype, the PLA Navy’s achievements remain relatively modest.

Is Any Ship Not an Aircraft Carrier Anymore?
August 15, 2013

Is Any Ship Not an Aircraft Carrier Anymore?

“By the terms that Americans judge other nations’ warships, the U.S. Navy operates 19 aircraft carriers.”

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