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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.

Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
September 30, 2015

Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The United States and Japan are also working on a new joint action plan for the defense of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
September 18, 2015

Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese militarism was buried for good in August 1945 and likely will not rise again.

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.

Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
May 07, 2015

Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines

By Will Atkins
Three ways to put the concepts outlined in the new Guidelines into practice.

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.

How Do the United States and Japan See Each Other?
April 08, 2015

How Do the United States and Japan See Each Other?

By Ankit Panda
A new study sheds light on public attitudes in the United States and Japan.
Russia Considers a Fighters-For-Food Deal with Argentina
January 01, 2015

Russia Considers a Fighters-For-Food Deal with Argentina

By Ankit Panda
Plus, Indian defense coproduction, India-Pakistan relations, the JSDF in 2015, and more. Year-end links.

Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
November 05, 2014

Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea

By Clint Richards
The Philippines is seeking to indirectly link its territorial problems with Japanese normalization.

Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
June 25, 2014

Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent

By Clint Richards
A new government draft has garnered coalition support, and could be approved as early as next week.

LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
May 26, 2014

LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks

By Clint Richards
Japan’s coalition partners are looking to iron out their differences over ‘grey-zone issues’ this week.
Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island
May 02, 2014

Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island

By Ankit Panda
Japan will conduct its first major island defense exercise, using a real uninhabited island.

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