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Japan needs fight-style reform

Commentary / Japan Jul 13, 2020

Japan needs fight-style reform

Defense Minister Taro Kono has scrapped a plan to deploy Aegis Ashore, a land-based missile defense system. The decision has triggered a series of debate within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Japan’s future defense posture including the issue of “enemy base strike capability.” Kono ...

Washington, Seoul and Bolton’s bombshell memoir

Commentary / Japan Jun 29, 2020

Washington, Seoul and Bolton’s bombshell memoir

On June 24, South Korea and the United States commemorated the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The two nations’ defense chiefs reaffirmed their commitment to the bilateral alliance, which “is built on mutual trust and shared values of freedom, democracy, ...

Japan must start drafting an Indo-Pacific charter

Commentary / Japan May 25, 2020

Japan must start drafting an Indo-Pacific charter

After watching dozens of webinars, including one co-hosted by the Canon Institute for Global Studies and the Stimson Center, it seems clear that no one knows what will happen to the international order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reason is obvious. COVID-19 ...