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Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
May 06, 2018
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
Are Asian militaries taking the challenges of conventional deterrence seriously?
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
May 02, 2018
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
A study commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Defense concludes that its latest class of helicopter destroyers can be turned into full-fledged aircraft carriers.
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
April 09, 2018
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan activates its equivalent of a marine unit for the first time since World War II.
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
April 04, 2018
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
Interest in the radar is spurred by increasing Chinese military activity in the western Pacific Ocean.
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
February 27, 2018
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Blueprints reveal that Japan's latest class of helicopter destroyers has been designed to operate the F-35B.
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Japan Plans to Convert the <em>Izumo</em>-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
January 07, 2018
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Recent Japanese Ministry of Defense leaks are suggestive of plans to convert these so-called helicopter destroyers.
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
July 10, 2017
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
This exercise is the first to involve a carrier from each of the navies.
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
September 30, 2016
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
The Chinese Ministry of National Defense warns Japan against getting too involved in the South China Sea.
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
September 17, 2016
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
Despite Chinese warnings, Japan isn't about to leave the South China Sea.
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
A First: Japanese and US Navies Hold Exercise in South China Sea
October 31, 2015
A First: Japanese and US Navies Hold Exercise in South China Sea
Following Malabar 2015, a Japanese destroyer and a U.S. carrier are exercising together in the South China Sea.
A First: Japanese and US Navies Hold Exercise in South China Sea
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
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
March 20, 2012
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces performed admirably after last year’s tsunami. Expect a more confident force to play a growing role in disaster response.
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
India, China and the Pirates
March 06, 2012
India, China and the Pirates
An agreement between China, India and Japan to coordinate over combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden is an encouraging sign of military cooperation. But it’s no panacea.
India, China and the Pirates
Big Week for China Air Power
July 04, 2011
Big Week for China Air Power
Leaked photos and the spotting of a new drone have analysts speculating about the progress of Chinese air power.
Big Week for China Air Power
Japan's Soft Power Chance
July 02, 2011
Japan's Soft Power Chance
By investing in hospital ships, Japan’s military could dramatically bolster the country’s soft power in Asia.
Japan's Soft Power Chance
Where is the GSDF Going?
June 04, 2011
Where is the GSDF Going?
Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.
Where is the GSDF Going?
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