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Japan Commissions New Stealth Attack Submarine
March 16, 2016

Japan Commissions New Stealth Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new diesel-electric attack submarine was handed over to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force last week.
Japan’s Deadliest Sub to Join Australia’s Navy in Military Drill
March 11, 2016

Japan’s Deadliest Sub to Join Australia’s Navy in Military Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Is Tokyo showcasing its high-tech submarine to boost its chances to win a major defense contract in Australia?

It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining
February 27, 2016

It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining

By Ankit Panda
Since 2010, nearly one million Japanese have vanished. How can the government stop population decline?

Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind
February 24, 2016

Tokyo and the Night of the Firewind

By Senan Fox
The night of March 9-10, 1945 brought unimaginable destruction on the Japanese capital.

Avoiding Landmines: Trajectory of the Japan-China Relationship in 2016
February 12, 2016

Avoiding Landmines: Trajectory of the Japan-China Relationship in 2016

By J. Berkshire Miller
Can pragmatism win over antagonism in the Japan-China relationship in 2016?
Great Britain and Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation
January 11, 2016

Great Britain and Japan to Deepen Defense Cooperation

By Franz-Stefan Gady
London and Tokyo aim to tighten their defense relations in 2016.

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
December 28, 2015

Japan Approves Record Defense Budget

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese defense spending will increase 1.5 percent during the next fiscal year.
Japan to Offer Australia Its Top-Secret Submarine Technology
October 07, 2015

Japan to Offer Australia Its Top-Secret Submarine Technology

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo has disclosed additional details of its offer to replace the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class subs.

Asia’s Risky Cities
September 23, 2015

Asia’s Risky Cities

By Anthony Fensom
Some of the most at-risk cities in the world can be found in Asia, according to one report.

Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
September 01, 2015

Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016

By Franz-Stefan Gady
If approved, the new defense budget would be Tokyo’s largest in 14 years.

Hyping Threats? Japan’s Black and White Defense Paper
August 25, 2015

Hyping Threats? Japan’s Black and White Defense Paper

By Greg Austin
Stark on China, but a quiet message about Russia?
US Military Base in Japan Rocked by Explosion
August 24, 2015

US Military Base in Japan Rocked by Explosion

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A warehouse at a U.S. military base went up in flames last night.

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