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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
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
March 20, 2018
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Rational self-interest and energy security are more important than Western politics for US allies in Northeast Asia.
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
How Does Japan View the US View of Preemption on the Korean Peninsula?
March 20, 2018
How Does Japan View the US View of Preemption on the Korean Peninsula?
The Trump administration has decided to rhetorically investigate a policy that neither Seoul nor Tokyo can genuinely support.
How Does Japan View the US View of Preemption on the Korean Peninsula?
Japan’s Belt and Road Puzzle, Decoded
February 28, 2018
Japan’s Belt and Road Puzzle, Decoded
Japan's support for the Belt and Road is contingent on shaping China into a responsible global player.
Japan’s Belt and Road Puzzle, Decoded
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
February 17, 2018
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
Once one of the world’s most capable air forces, Japan now finds itself outmatched in air-to-air combat capabilities.
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
December 18, 2017
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
A look at the geopolitical drivers of policy in North Korea, China, and elsewhere.
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
December 05, 2017
George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
The author of Cold War containment recommended U.S. retrenchment across the board in Asia.
George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
December 02, 2017
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
President Trump’s rhetoric and a highly threatening North Korea are chipping away at Japan's nuclear neuralgia.
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
October 20, 2017
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
Despite a strong alliance, Japan's stern response to U.S. military accidents is predictable.
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
Trump Goes to Asia: Everything You Need to Know
October 18, 2017
Trump Goes to Asia: Everything You Need to Know
Donald Trump goes to Asia for the first time as president. What can we expect?
Trump Goes to Asia: Everything You Need to Know
A Wide-Ranging Agenda: What Trump's First Asia-Pacific Tour Means
October 17, 2017
A Wide-Ranging Agenda: What Trump's First Asia-Pacific Tour Means
Will the administration unveil a new strategy for the Asia-Pacific during Trump's Asia trip?
A Wide-Ranging Agenda: What Trump's First Asia-Pacific Tour Means
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
October 13, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
US strategic bombers for the first time carried out a nighttime training mission with Japanese, ROK fighter Jets near Sea of Japan.
US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise
US B-1B Bombers and Japanese Fighters Stage Exercises in the East China Sea
September 11, 2017
US B-1B Bombers and Japanese Fighters Stage Exercises in the East China Sea
The exercise is the second show of force in East Asia involving B-1B bombers since North Korea's sixth nuclear test.
US B-1B Bombers and Japanese Fighters Stage Exercises in the East China Sea
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Massive Aerial Exercise in Show of Force Against North Korea
September 01, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Massive Aerial Exercise in Show of Force Against North Korea
Bombers and fighters from the three countries carried out major drills a day after North Korea's latest missile launch.
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Massive Aerial Exercise in Show of Force Against North Korea
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