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Global Insider: Japanese Air Force Struggling to Keep Up With Regional Rivals

The Editors Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Earlier this month, the Japanese Defense Ministry said two Russian fighter jets had violated its airspace, roughly a month after Japan announced a similar violation by China. In an email interview, Richard Bitzinger, an expert in Asia-Pacific military modernization at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, discussed the state of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces and Japan’s response to regional tensions.    

WPR: What is the current state of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)? ...

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