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Trump to Inspect Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
May 09, 2019
Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
The U.S. president will likely board the Japanese flattop during a state visit to Japan in late May.
Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  
February 10, 2019
Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  
A recent trip spotlighted some of the ongoing defense activities in the maritime aspect of bilateral ties.
Japan-Brunei Military Relations in Focus with Naval Visit  
Japan Approves Plans to Convert <i>Izumo</i>-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
December 19, 2018
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
Japan’s two largest warships will be converted into aircraft carriers over the next five years.
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
Japan to Convert <i>Izumo</i>-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
December 12, 2018
Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to upgrade one of its flattops into a full-fledged aircraft carrier.
Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
September 05, 2018
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
Japan’s upgraded Atago-class guided missile destroyer will reportedly be fitted with the supersonic SM-6 missile interceptor.
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
August 01, 2018
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
Japan Marine United launched the first of two improved guided missile destroyers earlier this week.
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
May 07, 2018
Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
The Japanese government is currently deliberating the size of its P-1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet.
Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
An F-35B for Japan's <em>Izumo</em>-class: Obstacles and Challenges
March 23, 2018
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
What does Japan need to consider before pursuing F-35B fighters for its helicopter destroyers?
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
What’s Next for Japan-Brunei Relations in 2018?
February 13, 2018
What’s Next for Japan-Brunei Relations in 2018?
A recent visit offered some indications as to what we might expect for ties for the rest of the year and beyond.
What’s Next for Japan-Brunei Relations in 2018?
Destroyer Visit Puts Japan-Philippines Military Ties in the Spotlight
February 02, 2018
Destroyer Visit Puts Japan-Philippines Military Ties in the Spotlight
Engagement caps an active week for bilateral defense relations.
Destroyer Visit Puts Japan-Philippines Military Ties in the Spotlight
Japan Destroyer Visits Philippines Amid Maritime Security Boosts
November 29, 2017
Japan Destroyer Visits Philippines Amid Maritime Security Boosts
The engagement holds broader significance in the context of broader security relations between the two sides.
Japan Destroyer Visits Philippines Amid Maritime Security Boosts
Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
May 01, 2017
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
The JS Izumo will have its first deployment alongside a U.S. Navy vessel outside of exercises.
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
April 24, 2017
US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers have joined the USS Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea.
US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
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?
After the <em>Izumo</em>, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
March 30, 2015
After the Izumo, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
Japan has its largest post-war helicopter carrier -- how will it use it?
After the Izumo, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
Japan’s Building 2 Aegis Destroyers
July 23, 2014
Japan’s Building 2 Aegis Destroyers
Tokyo is accelerating its timetable for acquiring two additional Aegis-equipped ballistic missile defense ships.
Japan’s Building 2 Aegis Destroyers
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