April 28, 2015
US, Japan Agree to New Defense Guidelines
By Ankit Panda
March 04, 2015
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
By Ankit Panda
December 27, 2013
Is Japan Now Finally a Normal Country?
By Lionel Pierre Fatton
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.
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.
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?
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?
June 20, 2011
Japan's Air Power Crunch
Japan needs to revamp its air force. But with a tight budget and constitutional constraints, will it have to import it all?
June 04, 2011
Where is the GSDF Going?
Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.
January 18, 2011
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
In the third in our series on Asia-Pacific navies, Alessio Patalano argues that Japan has had no choice but to develop a powerful navy.
F-35: Still on Asia’s Radar?
Several Asian countries are interested in the American F-35 JSF. But Canada’s U-turn on buying the jet won’t encourage Asian partners to sign up any time soon. Will the program survive?