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Japan to Set Up New Police Unit for the Senkakus
September 03, 2019

Japan to Set Up New Police Unit for the Senkakus

By Ankit Panda
The new unit will be tasked with preventing illegal landings on the disputed islands.

China Patrol Ships Sustain Presence Near Senkaku Islands: Report
June 10, 2019

China Patrol Ships Sustain Presence Near Senkaku Islands: Report

By Ankit Panda
A 57-day continuous presence is the longest since the Japanese government purchased the disputed islands.
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
May 06, 2018

Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region

By Ankit Panda
Are Asian militaries taking the challenges of conventional deterrence seriously?

Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
February 28, 2017

Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan increased the number of jets deployed for scrambles against foreign airplanes from two to four.

East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
February 07, 2017

East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip

By Ankit Panda
China's latest East China Sea incursion comes days after the U.S. defense secretary's visit to Tokyo.

Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
February 06, 2017

Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty

By Ankit Panda
Jim Mattis offers Japan reassurance on the disputed Senkaku Islands.

In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
February 01, 2017

In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense

By Ankit Panda
Trump's defense secretary will reaffirm U.S. commitments to Japan under Article V when he visits this week.
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
November 12, 2013

The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies

Rather than engage in aerial brinksmanship, Japan and China would do well to keep this conflict grounded.

3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret
October 28, 2013

3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret

China and Japan are right to insist on secrecy in discussing how to resolve the East China Sea dispute.

Japan to Shoot Down Foreign Drones
October 22, 2013

Japan to Shoot Down Foreign Drones

Prime Minister Abe has approved a plan to shoot down foreign drones flying above Japanese airspace.

Diaoyu Island Assault: PLA-Designed Video Game Simulates Sino-Japanese Conflict
August 02, 2013

Diaoyu Island Assault: PLA-Designed Video Game Simulates Sino-Japanese Conflict

Propaganda-heavy FPS allows Chinese gamers to go to war over the disputed islands.

Pakistani Taliban Join the Fight in Syria
July 15, 2013

Pakistani Taliban Join the Fight in Syria

Plus, Taiwan wants to purchase F-35s from the United States. Monday defense links.

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