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JMSDF in Action!

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In Robert Farley
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On June 24, 2013
What a wonderful image of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense force in action!   Note the sinking PLAN carrier Liaoning in the background.  Obviously there’s been some sort of dreadful accident– apparently near the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands– and the Hyuga is rendering desperately needed assistance to the Chinese ship. Those Ospreys are undoubtedly rescuing scores of Chinese […]

Yamamoto

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On May 21, 2013

Interesting (slightly old) piece on Isoruku Yamamoto in Japanese historical memory: Unlike the Yushukan museum at the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, the Yamamoto museum does not appear to re-

“These are Our Rocks”

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In Robert Farley
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On January 11, 2013
Let me be the first to point out that there is no way in which this could end up badly: After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into disputed airspace with Japan, and Tokyo scrambling F-15s in response, China’s now sending fighters of its own on “routine flights” into the East China Sea. China Daily: A Foreign Ministry […]

The Atom Bowl

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On January 1, 2013

Wow. One of the most bizarre episodes in the entire occupation of Japan took place less than two months later, on January 1, 1946, in Nagasaki. Back in the States, the Rose Bowl and other major colleg

Tokyo Naval Treaty?

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In Robert Farley
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On August 17, 2011
I have thoughts on arms control and aircraft carriers: China, India and Japan do not appear to be on the verge of breaking the bank in an effort to match each other’s construction. Still, from a vantage point of 10 or 20 years out, it might make sense for the Asian powers to think in […]
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