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Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
April 09, 2018
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan activates its equivalent of a marine unit for the first time since World War II.
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
April 04, 2018
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
Interest in the radar is spurred by increasing Chinese military activity in the western Pacific Ocean.
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
The Meaning of Japan's New Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Launch
March 29, 2018
The Meaning of Japan's New Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Launch
The ARDB represents one of the most significant post-war reforms to the GSDF.
The Meaning of Japan's New Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Launch
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
February 27, 2018
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Blueprints reveal that Japan's latest class of helicopter destroyers has been designed to operate the F-35B.
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
January 31, 2018
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
Japan needs its own Goldwater-Nichols, forcing jointness upon the Self Defense Forces.
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
Japan Plans to Convert the <em>Izumo</em>-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
January 07, 2018
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Recent Japanese Ministry of Defense leaks are suggestive of plans to convert these so-called helicopter destroyers.
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
January 19, 2017
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
Japan anticipates the operationalization of a space-based X-band military communication satellite network.
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
March 31, 2016
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
Little will change (for now).
Why China Should Not Worry About Japan’s New Security Laws
Japan's Controversial Security Bills Pass in the Upper House. Now What?
September 19, 2015
Japan's Controversial Security Bills Pass in the Upper House. Now What?
Japan's Upper House has passed a package of laws allowing the country's military to venture abroad in defense of allies.
Japan's Controversial Security Bills Pass in the Upper House. Now What?
US, Japan Agree to New Defense Guidelines
April 28, 2015
US, Japan Agree to New Defense Guidelines
The U.S. and Japan finalized a new set of defense guidelines envisioning a more global role for their alliance.
US, Japan Agree to New Defense Guidelines
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
March 04, 2015
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
Japanese lawmakers in the ruling coalition are debating the merits of allowing greater weapons use by the Japanese military.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?
December 27, 2013
Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?
What the recent changes to Japanese defense mean in the context of a return to “normalcy.”
Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?
Japan's Navy: Sailing Towards the Future
January 21, 2013
Japan's Navy: Sailing Towards the Future
While China’s growing naval power grabs headlines, Japan’s evolving navy might just be the real story.
Japan's Navy: Sailing Towards the Future
Japan
March 23, 2012
Japan "To Deploy PAC Missiles"
Japan announces plans to deploy PAC-3 missiles in response to North Korea’s planned “satellite” launch.
Japan "To Deploy PAC Missiles"
Why Didn't Japan Finish Job?
October 23, 2011
Why Didn't Japan Finish Job?
The attack on Pearl Harbor could have been even worse for the United States. Why did Japan hold back?
Why Didn't Japan Finish Job?
Japan’s Stealth Fighter Gambit
June 23, 2011
Japan’s Stealth Fighter Gambit
Tokyo seems poised to spend billions developing the country’s first homegrown stealth warplane. But is the Shinshin really meant for military service?
Japan’s Stealth Fighter Gambit
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