November 30, 2022

About the author

Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi

Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi is a Project Assistant Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo and also an Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum. Ryo specializes in issues relating to defense, security, and transport governance in the Indo-Pacific, and is the author of the book "Defense Planning and Readiness of North Korea: Armed to Rule" (2021). Ryo can be followed on Twitter @tigerrhy.

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North Korean missile volley shows a new level of command and control complexity
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North Korean missile volley shows a new level of command and control complexity

But questionable planning and resource allocation may hamstring wartime operations for North Korean ballistic missiles

North Korean missile volley shows a new level of command and control complexity
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi November 3, 2022
Seoul will need more than impressive weapons to deter North Korean threats
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Seoul will need more than impressive weapons to deter North Korean threats

ROK military showed off range of assets over the weekend but faces evolving DPRK capabilities and internal challenges

Seoul will need more than impressive weapons to deter North Korean threats
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Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi October 5, 2022
North Korean missile threats drive Japan’s defense budget to record high
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North Korean missile threats drive Japan’s defense budget to record high

Tokyo embracing new measures to reconfigure national security strategies while boosting Self-Defense Force capabilities

North Korean missile threats drive Japan’s defense budget to record high
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi September 14, 2022
How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats
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How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats

Technology will be essential for future defenses against DPRK weapons, but significant technical hurdles remain

How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats
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Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi August 8, 2022
Japan faces hurdles in acquiring counterstrike options against DPRK attacks
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Japan faces hurdles in acquiring counterstrike options against DPRK attacks

New capability might allow Tokyo to play a bigger role in alliance with US, but efficacy beyond that is less certain

Japan faces hurdles in acquiring counterstrike options against DPRK attacks
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi April 14, 2022
More of the same? Japan’s North Korea strategy under the next prime minister
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More of the same? Japan’s North Korea strategy under the next prime minister

Suga’s successor will continue Tokyo’s sharp defense posture, but variations in sequencing and priorities may emerge

More of the same? Japan’s North Korea strategy under the next prime minister
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi September 7, 2021