2021年04月19日

Here are my pieces for Janes Defence Weekly so far this year

Here are my stories for Janes Defence Weekly so far this year in reverse chronological order.

Date     Title
12 Apr 2021 Number of JASDF scrambles drops 23% in FY 2020/21

07 Apr 2021 Japan postpones plans to integrate its F-15 fighters with stand-off missiles

06 Apr 2021 Japan mulls operating F-35Bs from JASDF base near remote southwestern islands

30 Mar 2021 MHI, Thales to collaborate on sonar technologies for use on MCM AUVs

30 Mar 2021 JGSDF forms new EW unit to defend Japan’s southern remote islands

29 Mar 2021 Tokyo urged to increasingly focus on high-power microwave- and laser-based weapons

29 Mar 2021 MHI to take over Mitsui E&S’s shipbuilding business

25 Mar 2021 North Korea resumes ballistic missile launches after one-year hiatus

24 Mar 2021 Japan commissions 12th and final Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine

19 Mar 2021 JMSDF commissions second Maya-class guided-missile destroyer

16 Mar 2021 Japan commissions third Awaji-class minesweeper

16 Mar 2021 Japan ‘resolved’ to enhance its defence capabilities and deepen alliance with US

04 Mar 2021 Japan commissions third Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship

03 Mar 2021 Japan’s MHI launches second 3,900 tonne-class multirole frigate for JMSDF

26 Feb 2021 JGSDF receives third MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

22 Feb 2021 Japan signs USD57.6 million contract for 51 upgraded RIM-116C missiles

22 Feb 2021 JASDF lieutenant and USAF instructor die in USAF T-38 crash

18 Feb 2021 Japan, US agree to maintain cost of HNS agreement for a year

17 Feb 2021 JSDF to acquire four transport vessels to defend remote islands

11 Feb 2021 Japan signs USD287 million contract for SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missiles

10 Feb 2021 KHI to develop EW aircraft for JASDF with stand-off jamming capability

08 Feb 2021 JMSDF submarine collides with commercial vessel off Kochi, three injured

04 Feb 2021 Japan, UK agree to enhance security co-operation in Indo-Pacific region

15 Jan 2021 North Korea unveils Pukguksong-5 SLBM at military parade

12 Jan 2021 Japan plans to deploy unmanned fighters as early as 2035

04 Jan 2021 Japan to begin mass production of new ASM-3A supersonic anti-ship missile

04 Jan 2021 Frequency of Chinese vessels entering contiguous zone of disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands reached record level in 2020





なぜ僕はジェーンズ・ディフェンス・ウィークリー以外に記事を書くのか

こんにちは。久しぶりの日本語ブログ更新です。ご無沙汰しております。

「高橋さんはジェーンズの記者さんなんですよね?」。最近、他社の記者からこう聞かれました。このところ、Yahoo!Japanなどへの日本語記事では東京五輪や新型コロナ関連も結構書いているので、改めて聞かれたのかなと思っています。

はい、あくまで本業は軍事防衛です。ジェーンズにはコンスタントに書いています。ジェーンズは有料サイトですので、一般の方にはほんの一部しか公開されておりません。(ちなみに今年に入り、ジェーンズ・ディフェンス・ウィークリーに書いた記事一覧をこのブログの最後に貼り付けました。)

ただ、数年前に大学時代のゼミの恩師から「高橋君は軍事防衛ばかり取材し、惜しい」と対面で言われ、少し世の中のためにも一般ニュースを書くようにしてきました。確かにジャーナリストとして鍛えてきた取材力や情報収集力、日英での執筆力をジェーンズだけに提供していては惜しいかなと思いました。ですので、軍事外交の専門性を損なわない範囲で、最近では東京五輪新型コロナの問題も書いています(地元の川崎のホームレス問題の記事も!)。特に五輪問題については、私は外国メディアに足場を置き、日本国内のしがらみや利害関係に無頓着なことから、200%忖度なく発言できます。遠慮なく自由自在に発言できます。「日本メディアが五輪のオフィシャルスポンサーを務め、はっきり言えない分、外国メディア勤務の僕が言わねば」との使命感があります。これからも一切のタブーなしで市民目線で報じ、発言していきたいと思っています。畢竟(ひっきょう)、ジャーナリズムは民主主義のために存在すると思っていますexclamation手(グー)手(グー)

Date     Title
12 Apr 2021 Number of JASDF scrambles drops 23% in FY 2020/21

07 Apr 2021 Japan postpones plans to integrate its F-15 fighters with stand-off missiles

06 Apr 2021 Japan mulls operating F-35Bs from JASDF base near remote southwestern islands

30 Mar 2021 MHI, Thales to collaborate on sonar technologies for use on MCM AUVs

30 Mar 2021 JGSDF forms new EW unit to defend Japan’s southern remote islands

29 Mar 2021 Tokyo urged to increasingly focus on high-power microwave- and laser-based weapons

29 Mar 2021 MHI to take over Mitsui E&S’s shipbuilding business

25 Mar 2021 North Korea resumes ballistic missile launches after one-year hiatus

24 Mar 2021 Japan commissions 12th and final Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine

19 Mar 2021 JMSDF commissions second Maya-class guided-missile destroyer

16 Mar 2021 Japan commissions third Awaji-class minesweeper

16 Mar 2021 Japan ‘resolved’ to enhance its defence capabilities and deepen alliance with US

04 Mar 2021 Japan commissions third Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship

03 Mar 2021 Japan’s MHI launches second 3,900 tonne-class multirole frigate for JMSDF

26 Feb 2021 JGSDF receives third MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

22 Feb 2021 Japan signs USD57.6 million contract for 51 upgraded RIM-116C missiles

22 Feb 2021 JASDF lieutenant and USAF instructor die in USAF T-38 crash

18 Feb 2021 Japan, US agree to maintain cost of HNS agreement for a year

17 Feb 2021 JSDF to acquire four transport vessels to defend remote islands

11 Feb 2021 Japan signs USD287 million contract for SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missiles

10 Feb 2021 KHI to develop EW aircraft for JASDF with stand-off jamming capability

08 Feb 2021 JMSDF submarine collides with commercial vessel off Kochi, three injured

04 Feb 2021 Japan, UK agree to enhance security co-operation in Indo-Pacific region

15 Jan 2021 North Korea unveils Pukguksong-5 SLBM at military parade

12 Jan 2021 Japan plans to deploy unmanned fighters as early as 2035

04 Jan 2021 Japan to begin mass production of new ASM-3A supersonic anti-ship missile

04 Jan 2021 Frequency of Chinese vessels entering contiguous zone of disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands reached record level in 2020