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#43 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Grant Newsham on Japan’s Security

Japan has taken steps toward better funding its self-defense, and Newsham outlines strategic areas for optimization.



Listen in as Grant Newsham chats with the JAPAN Forward editorial team on Japan’s security budget increase and strategic proposals for the near future that would make it more effective.

Newsham is a retired United States Marine Officer and a former US diplomat with many years of experience in Japan. He is a Senior Fellow with both the Center for Security Policy and the Yorktown Institute in the United States, and a Senior Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Japan. 

Newsham was the first US Marine liaison officer to the Japan Ground Self Defense force and was instrumental in promoting the JSDF’s initial moves towards an amphibious capability.


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