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Perspectives:Asia | Japan: From Heisei to Reiwa

Last month Bruce Miller AO, Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan from 2011 – 2017 delivered our Perspectives: Asia seminar reflecting on Japan’s recent imperial transition,… Read More

Japan: From Heisei to Reiwa

Last week, Bruce Miller AO, Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan delivered our Perspectives: Asia seminar reflecting on Japan’s recent imperial transition, and the significance of the shift from the Heisei to… Read More

New Japanese Air Force emerges

The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) lives in a tough neighbourhood. In the south, China is trying to gain control of the Senkaku Islands… Read More

Japan’s very busy fighter force

By international standards, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force is very busy. It scrambles fighters daily to intercept multiple aircraft penetrating Japan’s Air Defence Identification Zone… Read More

Learning to be a paper crane

Japan is a proud country, full of politeness and respect. Each person seems to have a place and the work environment is full of team… Read More

Why the Quad won’t ever be an Asian NATO

The most recent meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Singapore last November suggests that the US,… Read More

Can the Quad navigate the complexities of a dynamic Indo-Pacific?

The past year has seen the revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a mechanism which enables dialogue between four major democracies within the Indo-Pacific region,… Read More

Steady but slow in Australia-Japan security cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to Darwin was rightly billed as historic and “deeply symbolic”. It also delivered some… Read More

Peace treaty between Russia and Japan: Who benefits?

At the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum Vladimir Putin offered to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to conclude a peace treaty “without preconditions”… Read More

Grey zone warfare at sea and Japan’s response

China’s Military Strategy states, “The traditional mentality that land outweighs sea must be abandoned.” However, China is a continental power after all; it interprets… Read More