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Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
September 30, 2015
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
The United States and Japan are also working on a new joint action plan for the defense of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
September 18, 2015
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
Japanese militarism was buried for good in August 1945 and likely will not rise again.
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
May 07, 2015
Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
Three ways to put the concepts outlined in the new Guidelines into practice.
Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
May 06, 2015
Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
The U.S. State Department just approved a $3 billion arms deal with Japan.
Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
How Do the United States and Japan See Each Other?
April 08, 2015
How Do the United States and Japan See Each Other?
A new study sheds light on public attitudes in the United States and Japan.
How Do the United States and Japan See Each Other?
Russia Considers a Fighters-For-Food Deal with Argentina
January 01, 2015
Russia Considers a Fighters-For-Food Deal with Argentina
Plus, Indian defense coproduction, India-Pakistan relations, the JSDF in 2015, and more. Year-end links.
Russia Considers a Fighters-For-Food Deal with Argentina
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
November 05, 2014
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
The Philippines is seeking to indirectly link its territorial problems with Japanese normalization.
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
June 25, 2014
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
A new government draft has garnered coalition support, and could be approved as early as next week.
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
May 26, 2014
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
Japan’s coalition partners are looking to iron out their differences over ‘grey-zone issues’ this week.
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island
May 02, 2014
Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island
Japan will conduct its first major island defense exercise, using a real uninhabited island.
Japan to Conduct Island Defense Exercise on Uninhabited Island
Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands
January 09, 2014
Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands
Japan will nationalize 280 islands within its exclusive economic zone, according to a senior official.
Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands
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