Despite the growing nuclear threat and waning US influence, Japan stays committed to its three non-nuclear principles while South Korea's stance is proactive.
The second submarine in the Taigei class, Hakugei, is one of the most advanced in the world. It will play an increasingly crucial role in national...
Finally, the ruling coalition recognizes that, with neighboring countries threatening Japan, acquiring counterstrike capability has long been overdue.
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.