Senkakus battle: Just a war game for now

Commentary / Japan Jul 27, 2020

Senkakus battle: Just a war game for now

by Kuni Miyake

In July 2030, China deploys civilians and military forces on one of the Senkaku Islands, declaring a no-fly, no-sail zone and threatening to use force if the perimeter is violated. Tokyo condemns Beijing and vows to defend its territory with its amphibious units — ...

Japan needs fight-style reform

Commentary / Japan Jul 13, 2020

Japan needs fight-style reform

by Kuni Miyake

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 ...