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Japan's High-Tech Militarization: Asserting Independence in an Uncertain World

Matthew Edwin Carpenter
Board of Contributors
Jun 3, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
A Japanese X-2 experimental stealth fighter takes off from Komaki airport in Japan on April 22, 2016.

A Japanese X-2 experimental stealth fighter takes off from Komaki airport in April 2016. Japan is committed to developing its own weaponry under a new defense policy.

(JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Facing threats on its shores, a demographic decline and the wavering support of its main Pacific ally, Japan is forging ahead with a plan to safeguard its security....

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