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What COVID-19 Means for the US-Japan Alliance
May 29, 2020

What COVID-19 Means for the US-Japan Alliance

By Yuki Tatsumi and Yoshimitsu Sato
With both militaries having to fight the pandemic alongside their existing operations, how can the U.S. and Japan keep deterrence robust?

Japan-Philippines Defense Cooperation in Focus with Ministerial Meeting
April 24, 2019

Japan-Philippines Defense Cooperation in Focus with Ministerial Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction reinforced the ongoing activity in the security aspect of the strategic partnership.
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
April 10, 2019

Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement

By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The RAA negotiation process sets an important precedent that will inform Japan’s security relationships for years to come.

Japan-Vietnam Defense Relations in Focus With Military Chief Visit
March 11, 2019

Japan-Vietnam Defense Relations in Focus With Military Chief Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The recent trip by a high-level Vietnamese defense delegation spotlighted ongoing activity in the bilateral relationship.

Japan’s New ASEAN Defense Initiative in the Spotlight with First Disaster Relief Engagement
February 27, 2018

Japan’s New ASEAN Defense Initiative in the Spotlight with First Disaster Relief Engagement

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo rolls out yet another activity as part of its increased regional defense engagement with Southeast Asia.

Deterring North Korea
May 24, 2017

Deterring North Korea

By Masashi Murano
The United States and its allies need to review and reconstruct their multi-layered deterrence strategy.

What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
May 24, 2017

What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?

By Céline Pajon
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017

Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan

By Yuki Tatsumi
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.

The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
February 27, 2016

The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan

By Yuki Tatsumi
Even as it invests in more equipment, Japan needs to do more to take care of its Self Defense personnel.

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.

US Admiral: Japanese Operations in South China Sea 'Make Sense' in the Future
January 30, 2015

US Admiral: Japanese Operations in South China Sea 'Make Sense' in the Future

By Ankit Panda
The United States might support Japanese military operations in the South China Sea.
US Grows Concerned About Japan’s Military Revival
August 10, 2013

US Grows Concerned About Japan’s Military Revival

Despite prodding Tokyo to shoulder more of its defense for years, Washington is growing uneasy at this prospect.

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