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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?
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
February 27, 2016
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
Even as it invests in more equipment, Japan needs to do more to take care of its Self Defense personnel.
The Invisible Achilles' Heel in Japan's Defense Plan
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
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
The United States might support Japanese military operations in the South China Sea.
US Admiral: Japanese Operations in South China Sea 'Make Sense' in the Future
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.
US Grows Concerned About Japan’s Military Revival
Japan Mulls a Preemptive Strike Capability
June 04, 2013
Japan Mulls a Preemptive Strike Capability
Tokyo says it has the right to attack imminent threats. The political repercussions could be huge.
Japan Mulls a Preemptive Strike Capability
Japan Explores War Scenarios with China
January 09, 2013
Japan Explores War Scenarios with China
Japan’s Defense Ministry explores three scenarios in which Tokyo could come to blows with Beijing.
Japan Explores War Scenarios with China
Thinking About the Unthinkable: War in the Senkakus
October 07, 2012
Thinking About the Unthinkable: War in the Senkakus
Japan is at a disadvantage in the Senkakus despite the Self-Defense Forces’ superior quality.
Thinking About the Unthinkable: War in the Senkakus
How Japan Sees its Military
August 17, 2012
How Japan Sees its Military
Those worried about Tokyo’s military don’t appreciate how the Japanese view their ‘defense’ forces.
How Japan Sees its Military
Australia’s Japanese Sub Play
July 12, 2012
Australia’s Japanese Sub Play
Australia has begun discussions concerning a new submarine class. Could a Japanese solution be the answer? Harry Kazianis explains.
Australia’s Japanese Sub Play
March 16, 2011
Crisis May Scuttle Japan Fighter
Will the earthquake and tsunami, and the resulting economic pain, scuttle plans for the Shinshin stealthy fighter?
Crisis May Scuttle Japan Fighter
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