In recent years, Japan has strengthened its security ties with Canada, particularly through the Japan ...
Author Archives : Yoshihiro Inaba
21 Jan 2021
Originally, an extended-range version of the Type 12 SSM was under development and was scheduled ...
30 Dec 2020
On December 25, 2020, Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that it would include the procurement cost of the new "ASM-3A" supersonic anti-ship missile in its defense budget request for fiscal year 2021.
05 Dec 2020
The Japanese government is considering to build additional Aegis destroyers as an alternative solution to Aegis Ashore...
18 Nov 2020
On October 29, 2020, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) demonstrated the General Atomics' MQ-9B SeaGuardian capabilities to local media...
14 Oct 2020
Japan's newest submarine “Taigei” (previously known as 29SS) was launched today at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) shipyard in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.
05 Oct 2020
The budget request calls for (1) addressing electronic warfare, cyber warfare, and the use of ...
07 Aug 2020
On August 4, 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the recommendations report of the "Missile Defense Study Team" of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which is Japan's ruling party.
22 Jul 2020
Following the recent stop to the Aegis Ashore missile defense system deployment in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's party is looking at possible alternatives. Options include additional Aegis destroyers, armed mega floats and even offensive conventional strike capability. Yoshihiro Inaba has the details and explains why the third option would be a major change for Japan's defense policy.
01 Jul 2020
On June 3, 2020, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) released computer generated images (CGI) of the Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV), which is under construction by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding. Acquisition of MRRV is part of the second phase of the joint Japanese-Philippine Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP), which was signed on February 7, 2020.