Hear This: Royal Australian Navy Has A Role in Ballistic Missile Defense

  The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commissioned the guided-missile destroyer HMAS Hobart in 2015. The Hobart is equipped with the Aegis combat system, incorporating the state-of-the-art AN/SPY 1D(V) phased-array radar.   Australia plans to acquire a total of three Aegis-equipped ships for fleet air defense. Considering the security environment in the Asia-Pacific region, however, Australia […]

Before Japan Gets Deeply Involved in Korean Emergency, Consider Facts

The drill of possible missile attack by North Korea at Akita prefecture, North of Japan     Just recently the Emperor and Empress visited Koma Shrine in Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture. This was given major play in Korean mass media, complete with photographs. This shrine is dedicated to ancient era migrants to Japan from the […]

Food, Sports, Security: Wisconsin Governor Talks About Partnership with Japan

  Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin was in Japan recently as part of the United States midwest trade delegation. On September 12, he sat down with JAPAN Forward in Tokyo and talked about a wide range issues—from business, investment, and culture to education and security.   Of course, Walker talked about how successful Wisconsin-Japan businesses […]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at UN: Time to Enforce Sanctions Against North Korea

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday, September 20, that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.   Here is the full text of the speech he delivered at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New […]

Asian Missile Crisis: US, Allies Face Consequences of Not Confronting the Problem

  “The four islands of the archipelago should be sunk into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche…. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.”   This was the message recently delivered by North Korea’s bizarrely-titled “Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.” Even by the standards of the regime’s bellicose rhetoric, threats of outright […]