Japanese Self Defense Forces must work together to counter China’s firepower

The recent Fuji Firepower Demonstration was a well-choreographed ‘kabuki’ to mask the shortfalls in Japan Self Defense Force capabilities. The lack of cooperation among the ground, sea, and air forces is the fundamental weakness of the JSDF. They should work together… Read More › sci tech news

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Japan Self Defense Force can do the balancing act in East Asia

Japan should expand its current scheme for military engagement and involvement with Southeast Asian militaries. Its Self Defense Force should join US Navy 7th Fleet patrols and exercises in the Southeast Asia region – even if not specifically Freedom of… Read More ›
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Japan’s conservative Nippon Kaigi lobby: Worth worrying about?

TOKYO–The recent spate of western media articles on Nippon Kaigi – a conservative Japanese lobbying group (and somewhat akin to a “Political Action Committee” in America) associated with Prime Minister Abe — suggests Japan is heading for a police state,… Read More ›
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