Japan has taken steps toward better funding its self-defense, and Newsham outlines strategic areas for optimization.
China’s aggression has increased since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but do Japanese have the tenacity of Ukrainians to defend their country in an emergency?
“Being able to exercise the right of collective self-defense means nothing more than avoiding getting dragged into a war,” he said at a recent symposium.
Washington and Tokyo need to ensure that the expected series of Chinese blows do not paralyze the allied decision-making process.
How then can Tokyo persuasively call upon allies to cooperate in deterring China and North Korea amid the high level of regional threats?
Japan stands naked in the face of China’s threat. We should foster among citizens the spirit of protecting the country and prepare for national defense.
According to the Latin expression, "SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM," if you want peace, prepare for war. Ukraine wasn’t ready. And Japan?
Japan’s Self-Defense Forces do not possess nuclear weapons, yet nuclear deterrence represents the bedrock of our national security.
Ministry of Defense pushes forward on railgun development with an eye to shooting down foreign hypersonic missiles threatening Japan.
At the Japan-US Security Consultative Committee (2+2) talks, both sides stressed the need to “closely coordinate” on options, including the ability to strike enemy bases.
Japan’s indecisiveness toward China’s aggressions has also led its neighbor countries to harden their stance against Japanese territory and interests.
Residents of Okinawa must be trained as multipliers for the regular defense forces, responding during natural calamities and giving support when the security of the country.