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Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
September 30, 2015
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
The United States and Japan are also working on a new joint action plan for the defense of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
Chinese Perspectives on the Abe-Obama Summit
May 16, 2015
Chinese Perspectives on the Abe-Obama Summit
Not surprisingly, the Chinese press has been critical of the outcomes of the Japanese PM’s visit.
Chinese Perspectives on the Abe-Obama Summit
The Dangerous Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines Revisions
May 13, 2015
The Dangerous Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines Revisions
A Japanese opposition leader on what is wrong with the changes to The Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation.
The Dangerous Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines Revisions
Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
May 07, 2015
Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
Three ways to put the concepts outlined in the new Guidelines into practice.
Roadmap for Futenma: Operationalizing the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
U.S.-Japan: A Pacific Alliance Transformed
May 04, 2015
U.S.-Japan: A Pacific Alliance Transformed
The new defense guidelines have the potential to mark a new era in the U.S-Japan alliance.
U.S.-Japan: A Pacific Alliance Transformed
A Closer Look at the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
May 01, 2015
A Closer Look at the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
The Diplomat speaks with Japanese MOFA press secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura about what the guidelines really mean.
A Closer Look at the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
April 29, 2015
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
The new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines open the door to a more aggressive take on regional security.
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be Delayed
November 26, 2014
US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be Delayed
For now, Japan’s domestic political turmoil and economic woes are trumping its regional security challenges.
US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be Delayed
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
November 18, 2014
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
Both sides seem to be trying to defuse tensions, if not actually addressing the underlying causes.
Signs of Sino-Japanese Détente Despite New US-Japan Defense Guidelines?
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
November 06, 2014
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
A distracted ally may give Abe the rationale for a larger role in regional security.
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
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