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Japan-Vietnam Military Relations in Focus with Air Force Chief Visit

Japan-Vietnam Military Relations in Focus with Air Force Chief Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The trip spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the defense aspect of the relationship.
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?

Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35 has always been seen as just an interim solution by Japanese defense planners as the aircraft cannot fulfill crucial operational requirements of the JASDF.

Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters

Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s cabinet has voted to buy over 100 extra F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan

Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force intercepted a Chinese surveillance aircraft approaching Japanese airspace on August 29.

Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea

Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Y-9JB surveillance aircraft on July 27.
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options

F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options

By Robert Farley
Getting there won't be easy, but an updated F-22 is, in theory, a formidable concept.

Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent

Japan Air Self Defense Force: Intercepts Down 23 Percent

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The number of Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambles decreased by 23 percent during fiscal year 2017.
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait

China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.

Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters

Japan to Procure 25 More F-35A Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese military is purportedly also mulling the purchase of F-35Bs, according to sources.

Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter

Japan Deploys First F-35A Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force deployed its first F-35A fighter jet this month.

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”

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