August 11, 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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Analysis

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

Ryo Hinata-YamaguchiRyo Hinata-YamaguchiAugust 8, 2022
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Analysis

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

Ryo Hinata-YamaguchiRyo Hinata-YamaguchiApril 14, 2022
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Analysis

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

Ryo Hinata-YamaguchiRyo Hinata-YamaguchiSeptember 7, 2021