Defense and Aerospace Report

China's Influence and Japan's "NATO-Like" Posture

Asia-Pacific Security Chair
50602-N-IU636-204 PEARL HARBOR (June 2, 2015) A member of the Japanese community in Hawaii welcomes the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Kashima (TV 3508) as it arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Kashima is joined by JS Yamagiri (DD 152) and JS Shimayuki (TV 3513) for a scheduled port visit. While in Hawaii, JMSDF sailors will participate in wreath-laying ceremonies at the USS Arizona Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) and Makiki Cemetery. The JMSDF has
A man welcomes the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Kashima to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on June 2, 2015. (US Navy photo by Johans Chavarro)

Patrick Cronin appears on the Defense and Aerospace Podcast to discuss China and the Ukraine war, China’s overseas police stations, Japan’s new NATO-like posture, US-Japan talks, and South Korea and nuclear weapons.