japanese politics

Japan is an exceedingly wealthy country with a large, robust, and technologically sophisticated shipbuilding industry. If it wants to supersede the Izumos with larger, more capable carriers then it can do so; the only obstacles are political.

There Is Only 1 Thing Stopping Japan from Building Real Aircraft Carriers

The Bank of Japan is on the frontline of these mounting troubles.

Another Japanese recession? Brace for heavy weather ahead.

Japan has no choice but to prepare for a day when it is forced to take greater responsibility for securing its interests.

Article 9 of its constitution prohibits the use of military force for offensive purposes. Any weapons acquired or developed by the military must be intended for defensive purposes. But this hasn’t stopped Tokyo from neglecting its military capabilities, of course.