Constitution Allows Japan to Build Military Forces – Just Ask MacArthur

The Izumo, a Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force’s helicopter carrier, sets sail from Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday, May 1, 2017 to escort a U.S. supply ship.  It is the first such operation during peacetime under Japan’s national security laws as tensions mount in the region over North Korea. (Photo by Ryosuke Kawaguchi)     (Part […]

Golden Opportunity to Enhance Security of the Senkaku Islands/East China Sea

RIMPAC is a U.S. Navy-organized series of biennial exercises with foreign navies in the Pacific area begun in 1971 as an economically efficient way to maximize training opportunities.  Although Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force now participates regularly, it was for a number of years prevented from doing owing to charges by some in the Japanese Diet, […]