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US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
November 07, 2018
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
This year's Keen Sword exercise features a focus on amphibious operations.
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
October 07, 2018
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
Denny Tamaki’s opposition to the U.S. military presence in Okinawa adds a new chapter to the Futenma relocation dispute. 
Japan’s New Okinawa Governor Sets Tough Anti-US Military Agenda
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
September 10, 2018
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
The incident was caught on tape by a Japanese television network.
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
September 06, 2018
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
September 05, 2018
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
Japan is going electromagnetic, with implications for Japanese security policy and the U.S. regional strategy.
Japan Gears up for Electronic Warfare
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
July 11, 2018
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
The announcement contrasts with long-term moves to increase Japan's missile defense capabilities.
With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
What the G7 Fiasco Means for Japan
June 12, 2018
What the G7 Fiasco Means for Japan
Japan's goals -- maintaining the U.S.-Japan alliance and upholding the liberal international order -- have never been more at odds.
What the G7 Fiasco Means for Japan
What China’s RIMPAC Exclusion Means for US Allies
May 26, 2018
What China’s RIMPAC Exclusion Means for US Allies
Japan, in particular, was likely encouraged.
What China’s RIMPAC Exclusion Means for US Allies
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
May 25, 2018
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
With the June 12 summit in Singapore cancelled, what lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
May 11, 2018
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
After a series of U.S helicopter safety mishaps, plans to inspect the U.S. marine base have been met with resistance.
Japan’s US Air Base Safety Probe in Deadlock
Rethinking the Early Years of the US-Japan Alliance and Soviet Competition
April 24, 2018
Rethinking the Early Years of the US-Japan Alliance and Soviet Competition
The early years of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the post-war era were rocky.
Rethinking the Early Years of the US-Japan Alliance and Soviet Competition
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
April 16, 2018
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
Looking beyond short-term crises to the long-term implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.
The Trump-Abe Summit: More Than Meets the Eye
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
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
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