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US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
May 29, 2019
US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
North Korea, trade, and Iran all remain points of potential friction, but Trump-Abe bonhomie was the center of the trip.
US, Japan Downplay Differences During Trump's State Visit
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
May 21, 2019
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
There's a clear strategic rationale for Abe's over-the-top efforts to cultivate a relationship with Trump.
Trump and Abe: The Odd Couple
Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance
April 26, 2019
Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance
Cybersecurity was a major focus of the recent “two-plus-two” meeting in Washington.
Japan, US Beef up Their Cyber Alliance
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
March 26, 2019
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
Bickering between Seoul and Tokyo plays directly into the hands of Pyongyang and Beijing.
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
March 09, 2019
Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
Denny Tamaki met with Prime Minister Abe and the U.S. embassy after a recent referendum rejecting a new U.S. base.
Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
February 27, 2019
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
A controversial new U.S. base faces a double blow: a referendum defeat and an uphill construction battle.
Okinawa’s Base Referendum and the Rocky Way Forward
Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
January 15, 2019
Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
The MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) is likely to be tested in Japan this year.
Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan
December 28, 2018
What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan
The U.S. and Japan won’t enter cost-sharing negotiations until at least late 2019, but it’s never too early to think ahead.
What the Stalled US-Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Mean for Japan
Is Japan’s Ballistic Missile Defense Too Integrated With the US?
November 28, 2018
Is Japan’s Ballistic Missile Defense Too Integrated With the US?
Japan runs the risk of entrapment, but seems to accept that fate willingly.
Is Japan’s Ballistic Missile Defense Too Integrated With the US?
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
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