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US Marine Corps Faces COVID-19 Outbreak in Okinawa
July 13, 2020

US Marine Corps Faces COVID-19 Outbreak in Okinawa

By Ankit Panda
The outbreak at U.S. Marine Corps facilities has raised concerns on the island.

Japan to Scrap Costly Land-Based US Missile Defense System
June 16, 2020

Japan to Scrap Costly Land-Based US Missile Defense System

By Associated Press
Japan’s Defense Ministry announced it would drop plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore system, citing safety concerns.
The Case for US-Japan Space Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
June 16, 2020

The Case for US-Japan Space Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

By Taro Sato
To combat China's space ambitions, Japan and the U.S. need a coordinated, regional approach.

Amid COVID-19, the US Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Host Nation Support Talks
June 12, 2020

Amid COVID-19, the US Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Host Nation Support Talks

By Jeffrey W. Hornung
Pushing for vastly increased contributions when Japan and South face looming recessions amid an ongoing pandemic will not serve U.S. interests.

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?

The Trump Administration Must Maintain America’s Indo-Pacific Basing Posture
May 19, 2020

The Trump Administration Must Maintain America’s Indo-Pacific Basing Posture

By Melinda Madden
With Japan, the administration stands to damage relations at precisely the wrong time.

US Forces Japan Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Virus Fears
April 06, 2020

US Forces Japan Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Virus Fears

By Ankit Panda
U.S. Forces Japan takes precautions as COVID-19 spreads in Japan.
Can the US-Japan Alliance Handle Cyberattacks?
February 25, 2020

Can the US-Japan Alliance Handle Cyberattacks?

By Sonoko Kuhara
The alliance faces several challenges in any joint response to a major cyberattack.

Where No Alliance Has Gone Before: US-Japan Military Cooperation in Space
February 04, 2020

Where No Alliance Has Gone Before: US-Japan Military Cooperation in Space

By John Wright
The U.S. and Japan could be the first military alliance to operate in space.

US, Japan Begin Northern Viper Military Exercise
January 28, 2020

US, Japan Begin Northern Viper Military Exercise

By Ankit Panda
The exercise, initiated in 2017, takes place on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

New Ground-Launched Missiles for the US-Japan Alliance?
January 25, 2020

New Ground-Launched Missiles for the US-Japan Alliance?

By Ankit Panda
How will the alliance address new challenges and opportunities in a post-INF world?
The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations
January 23, 2020

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations

By Yuki Tatsumi
With election season looming in the U.S., the question of Japan's financial contribution to the alliance could become politically fraught.

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