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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

By John Taishu Pitt
The ARDB represents one of the most significant post-war reforms to the GSDF.

Osaka Elections and the Japanese National Security Debate
December 06, 2015

Osaka Elections and the Japanese National Security Debate

By Michio Ueda
The LDP's recent election loss might actually be to Shinzo Abe's benefit.
How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?
November 07, 2015

How Can Japan Improve Its Relations With China and South Korea?

By Yuki Tatsumi
The China-Japan-South Korea trilateral was a good thing for Japan, but much work lies ahead.

How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015

How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?

By Mina Pollmann
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.

Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws
May 15, 2015

Japan's Global SDF Will Need These Two Laws

By Ankit Panda
Two new bills could revolutionize the Japanese military's ability to fight abroad.

Islamic State Murders: Japan's Tipping Point?
February 07, 2015

Islamic State Murders: Japan's Tipping Point?

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat‘s editors discuss recent events in Asia, including Japan and the Islamic State, Russia-China-India talks, and Cobra Gold 2015.

Vietnam's Extensive Strategic Partnership with Japan
October 14, 2014

Vietnam's Extensive Strategic Partnership with Japan

By Carl Thayer
Vietnam's relationship with Japan has an important security component that is growing and evolving.
Japan’s Clumsy Perception Management
October 10, 2013

Japan’s Clumsy Perception Management

Japan’s security policies are widely misunderstood. With some better prioritizing, Abe could help correct that.

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