Why is Japan Rearming?

The gradual but firm shift in Japan’s defence posture is among the most notable developments characterizing the Asia-Pacific’s international dynamics in the past few years. Its efforts to increase its military power, accompanied by attempts to change the Constitution to expand the means and the duties of its military forces are to be interpreted in […]

Will Japan and Russia make peace?

For more than 70 years, Russia and Japan have been at loggerheads over Pacific islands on the edge of the Sea of Okhostk known as the Kuril islands. The long-standing dispute dates back to WWII when the Soviet Union seized the islands, expelling all 17,000 Japanese residents. Japan’s official position is that the islands are […]

Japan produces its first F-35A Fighter Jet

Read original article on Defense News or read some of the key points below; The first Japanese-manufactured F-35A was rolled out Monday in Nagoya, Japan. The aircraft was unveiled at Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’  F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out, or FACO, facility, which is operated by Mitsubishi with the assistance of F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin […]