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Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
September 09, 2020

Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy

By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.

The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming
August 21, 2020

The Critical 6 Months for US-Japan Defense Cooperation We Never Saw Coming

By James L. Schoff
The remainder of 2020 is shaping up to be an unexpectedly consequential year for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation.
Japan Rethinks Its Approach to Arms Deals With the United States
August 19, 2020

Japan Rethinks Its Approach to Arms Deals With the United States

By Tom Corben
Recent decisions suggest Tokyo is fundamentally reconsidering how it engages with Washington on arms procurement.

Japan’s Legal Response in the Gray Zone
August 06, 2020

Japan’s Legal Response in the Gray Zone

By James Kraska
China’s gray zone tactics around the Senkaku Islands are even more dangerous than similar moves in the South China Sea. How is Japan responding?  

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
July 17, 2020

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’

By Titli Basu
Managing risks and fortifying national security is critical while doing business with China. 

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.

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