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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 31, 2022
From Cuban missiles to Putin’s Ukraine nuclear crisis
Unlike Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban missile crisis had the wisdom not to start an apocalyptic war simply to save face.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 13, 2020
Explaining Japan’s policy debate on strike capability
The policy debate over Japan's acquisition of a strike capability against enemy bases is not a new topic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 10, 2020
Is the Aegis Ashore cancellation a mixed blessing?
Japan has a chance to ensure its national security policy institutions are better equipped to respond to the rapidly evolving security environment.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 1, 2020
Missile defense in Japan after the Aegis Ashore cancellation
Defense Minister Taro Kono's announcement has opened a Pandora's box of politically tough questions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 22, 2020
Japan's strike options assume new urgency
Strategists and military planners in Tokyo and Washington must rethink what is required to ensure that adversaries are deterred.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jan 2, 2020
North Korean missiles again flying over Japan 'only a matter of time,' experts say
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's declaration that his country is no longer bound by its self-imposed nuclear and missile moratorium drastically raises the chances of longer-range weapons overflying Japan once again, experts say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2019
After errors in Akita plan, Japan may pick new site for U.S.-developed missile defense system
The government leans toward reviewing its current plan to deploy the U.S.-developed Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system in the city of Akita due to strong local opposition.
WORLD
Nov 30, 2019
Russia tests hypersonic Kinjal missile in Arctic: sources
Russia's MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia's part of Arctic earlier this month, Tass news agency reported Saturday, citing two military sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 27, 2019
LDP eyes project team for North Korea missile defense
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering establishing a new project team soon to discuss the strengthening of missile defense measures amid rapid progress made by North Korea in its nuclear and missile development programs, LDP lawmakers said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 13, 2019
Japan's news outlets toe the line over Aegis Ashore anti-missile system
On March 21, a female student at the Akita University of Art in Araya Okawamachi, Akita Prefecture, was slated to give a valedictory speech at the college's graduation ceremony. According to the Asahi Shimbun on March 31, the unnamed woman wanted to talk partly about the proposed installation of an Aegis...
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 18, 2019
After once declaring all-clear, Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'
President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 24, 2018
U.S. plans to deploy new homeland defense radar system in Japan from 2023
The Pentagon is underscoring the necessity of measures to cope with North Korean ballistic missiles and supersonic missiles under development in China and Russia.
WORLD
Dec 19, 2018
Russia says it won't let U.S. see missile at heart of nuclear dispute
Russia said on Wednesday it would not let the United States inspect a new nuclear-capable cruise missile at the heart of a dispute between Washington and Moscow that risks unraveling a landmark arms control treaty.
JAPAN
Oct 29, 2018
U.S. launches new missile defense command in Japan
U.S. forces in Japan are set to establish a new command for the U.S. Army's ballistic missile defense unit in the Asian country, and have started stationing personnel, it has been learned.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 3, 2018
Russia completes delivery of S-300 missile system to Syria in defiance of Israeli, U.S. concerns
Russia has delivered an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria, it said on Tuesday, in defiance of Israeli and U.S. concerns that the arms sale would embolden Iran and escalate the Syrian war.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 30, 2018
Japan's risky Aegis Ashore radar choice
For cost, performance and operational reasons, it makes little sense to go it alone.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 20, 2018
Days after Helsinki summit with Trump, Russia shows off Putin's 'super weapons'
Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 16, 2018
Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting
A cease-fire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2018
Israel shoots down Syria drone as Netanyahu meets Assad ally Putin, vows to defend frontier
Israel shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated its airspace on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, highlighting an escalation of volatility near the frontier that Netanyahu discussed in Moscow with Damascus's biggest ally.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2018
Government to pick Lockheed Martin radar for missile defense system: ministry official
The government has selected an advanced radar system made by the U.S. firm for its multibillion-dollar Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

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