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Branching Out: Asia Security Watch

Japan Security Watch branches out into Asia over at Asia Security Watch. Read the official announcement here for more details.

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Japan Security Watch, Defending Japan blogs merge

In the time I’ve been running Japan Security Watch, I’ve learned a great deal about Japanese defense issues. It’s been a real education, and a lot of fun. I’ve also met some really interesting people from all over the world, particularly from Japan. That’s one of the things that I’ve enjoyed the most about blogging:...

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New Japan Security Blog!

The Japanese security blogosphere* just doubled! James Simpson’s Defending Japan launched last week, and already has lots of content. Go give it a read! Even better, put it in your RSS reader and follow James. You’ll be glad you did. *The English speaking part, anyway.

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Welcome to the new Japan Security Watch

In March, 2010 I started Japan Security Watch as a personal side project. I picked Japan because after my 2008 honeymoon to Japan I’d become rabidly interested in anything I could find about Japan, and it was inevitable I suppose to combine that interest with my lifelong interest in defense and security matters. I imagined Japan...

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Forays into Japanese media with Google Translation

A data DVD on Self Defense Force equipment is described as follows: As the only country that covers annual SDF equipment, overlapping 47-year-old publication, “Self-Defense Forces equipment Yearbook 2009-2010″ full-fledged version of the database. ASDF Navy photo equipment, dimensions of performance and commentary entitled to receive a detailed introduction. CD-ROM version incorporates lots of unique...

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Keen Sword 2010: I want in!

On the outside chance that a JSW reader is in the U.S. Military or Japan Self Defense Forces and capable of helping me out, I’d like to go to Japan and cover Keen Sword 2010. I’ve worked a bit with the military before and can provide the names of PAOs I’ve worked with if you need...

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Wanted: blogger who can read/speak 日本語

Wanted: Individual fluent in Japanese and capable of reading Japanese media, for blogging at Japan Security Watch. You would be a full member of the blogging “team”, i.e. you, and me, and whoever else we might add further down the road. I will continue to mine the English language press and you would mine the...

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Blogging to resume next Tuesday

     

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Blogging will be light…

…over the next few days. Got a ship to catch in the morning — this one, actually — and then covering some local ship-related events.

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30,000!

Thursday evening this blog hit 30,000 readers. 294 posts in seven months. Not sure how I did it, but glad I did. Thanks everyone for visiting!

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Housekeeping Note

Starting next week, I’m going to have to require valid email addresses from comments on JSW. Comments without email addresses will not be approved. I don’t care what commenters say (as long as it’s not deliberately offensive) but I like the idea of people owning their comments, at least a little bit. Email addresses will...

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Housekeeping Note

I’ll be guest editing at War Is Boring starting next week, and posting here might slow down a bit. David Axe is going to the Congo for six weeks, and someone has to keep WIB going in case he comes back. As for Mr. Axe, he’s got a new book out, give it a read....

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