Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami writes on defense and security issues in Asia, particularly Japan. He is the founder and editor for the blogs Japan Security Watch, Asia Security Watch and War Is Boring. Contributor at Medium, The, Salon, The Japan Times and The Diplomat.

Inside Japan’s New Defense Plan

December 20, 2013 8:46 AM
This week Japan approved its latest five-year defense plan. The Mid Term Defense Plan (MTDP) defines Japan’s defense policy and…

Asia’s Submarine Race

November 13, 2013 7:39 AM
Last week’s delivery of the improved Kilo-class submarine Ha Noi to the government of Vietnam was just the latest undersea-vessel…

Japan’s Amphibious Buildup

October 9, 2013 10:44 AM - Updated: October 9, 2013 1:12 PM
Japan recently has been in the news as a result of several high-profile territorial incidents with its neighbor China. The…

A Brief History of Naval Wargames

September 24, 2013 4:40 AM - Updated: September 23, 2013 10:55 PM
For more than 100 years, the U.S. Navy has simulated naval warfare with simulations, or games. As far back as…

Asian Carriers By the Numbers

August 29, 2013 4:38 AM - Updated: August 28, 2013 7:31 PM
The Asia-Pacific region recently has seen a rise in construction of multipurpose, aviation-capable ships by major area powers. Australia, China,…

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