Bill Radke, “The New Space Race,” The Record (KUOW, NPR member station, Seattle, WA), 7 May 2019.

Peter Kelley, “New Space Race: Essays from Jackson School Symposium Explore Changing Law, Policy,” UW News, 19 April 2019.

安藤淳, “宇宙開発、中国の存在感増す,” 日本経済新聞, 2019年3月22日. 

Mark Bridge, “Space Clean-up ‘Could Cause Real Star Wars,’” The Times (UK), 15 November 2018.

Eric Berger, “Quietly, Japan has Established Itself as a Power in the Aerospace Industry,” Ars Technica, 15 November 2018.

Alison Snyder, Steve LeVine, and Andrew Freedman, “Axios Deep Dive: Special Report on Space,” Axios, 6 October 2018.

Mary Beth Griggs, “Trump’s Space Force Aims to Create ‘American Dominance in Space’ by 2020,” Popular Science, 9 August 2018.

Naoyuki Haraoka, “Interview: The US-Japan Space Alliance,” Japan Spotlight, No. 220, July/August 2018.

Paul Brinkmann, “Bill Gates-Backed EarthNow Satellite Firm Will Boost Space Coast Manufacturing,” Orlando-Sentinel, 25 April 2018.

Arunabh Satpathy, “Space Junk,” The Daily (of the University of Washington), 13 November 2017.

Shera Avi-Yonah, “Visiting Professor Discusses Japanese Space Program,” The Harvard Crimson, 20 Sept 2017.

“Japan Pushing New Space Industry,” Innovation Expositor, 20 March 2017.

T. J. Martinell, “Giving a Boost to Washington’s Hi-Tech Research, Space Industry,” The Lens, 10 March 2017.

Michael Castelluccio, “Absolutely Secure Computing,” Strategic Finance (SF), 1 February 2017.

Yuichiro Kanematsu,“In its Race for Stars, Asia Must Avoid Militarizing Space,”Nikkei Asian Review, 26 Jan 2017

Isolde Raftery & A. Epton, “Dark Days Ahead: American Professors on Trump Presidency,” KUOW, 11 Nov 2016.

Alan Boyle, “‘Star Trek’ at 50: How a Space Saga Inspired a Generation,” Geekwire, 8 Sept 2016.

Alexandra Witze, “Troubled Japanese Space Agency Seeks Fresh Start,” Nature 536, 13-4, 4 Aug 2016.

Peter Kelley, “Space Security Initiative Event Gathers Student, Area Stakeholders,” UW News, 10 Jun 2016. 

Gary Schiederer, “Seattle’s Place in the Future of Space,” Seattle Astronomy, 18 Mar 2016.

Peter Kelley,  “Faculty Profile: Space Security Expert,” UW Columns, Mar 2016, p. 45.

Peter Kelley, “Diplomacy and Danger in Orbit: Saadia Pekkanen Moves School, UW Today, 21 Jan 2016.

Paul Kallender-Umezu, “Japan Boosts Spending in Support of Security Focus,” Space News, 2 Feb 2015.

Paul Kallender-Umezu “US-Japan Accord Vague, Lopsided, Analysts Claim,” Defense News, 13 Oct 2014, pp. 1, 10.

Paul Kallender-Umezu, “Dual-Use Technologies Indirectly Boost Japanese Capabilities,” Defense News, 7 Apr 2014.

Takashi Amano, “Smaller is Getting Bigger in the Satellite Business,” The Japan Times, 17 Jan 2014.

Takashi Amano, “Japan’s Micro-Satellites Expand Space Race to Arctic Ice” Bloomberg Businessweek, 16 Jan 2014.

Wang Zhaokun, “Japan’s Space Law Shift Rattles Regional Nerves,” Global Times (China), 2 Jul 2012.

“Global Insider: Japan Moves Toward Military Space Infrastructure,” World Politics Review, 2 July 2012.

Chester Dawson, “In Japan, Provocative Case for Staying Nuclear,” The Wall Street Journal, 28 October 2011.

“Japan’s Evolving Space Program: An Interview,” National Bureau of Asian Research, 9 Sept 2011.

“China Aims High With Space Program Ambitions,” CTV National News, 10 July 2011.

Takashi Kitazume, “Asia Better Start Exerting ‘Soft Pressure’ on U.S. to Handle its Debt,” Japan Times, 28 Dec 2004.


Briefs & Articles

Article, “Why Space Debris Cleanup Might be a National Security Threat,” The Conversation, 13 November 2018 (reprinted in Houston Chronicle,, San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate, EconoTimes, Seattlepi, Indiatvnews, Headlines, Daily Mail (UK), IEN (Industrial Equipment News), Knowridge Science Report, Albany Times-Union, Idaho Press-Tribune, Wtop/AP, The Raw Story, Universal Science, RealClearDefense, Connecticut Post,, Space Edge, Los Angeles Post, News Pronto (Australia), The Daily Beast).

Article, “Le Japon, Une Puissance Spatiale Sous-Estimée [translated from “Japan’s Space Power”],” Diplomatie, No. 34, August-September 2016: 72-74.

Article, “Ten Things You Should Know about the Jackson School Ph.D. Program,” JSIS, 3 Feb 2015.

Brief, “Faculty at the Forefront: Redefining Area Studies in 21st Century,” Foreign Affairs, 93(5) Sep/Oct 2014.

Brief, “Japan in Asia’s Space Race: Directions and Implication,” SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-7, Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC), University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and United States Naval War College (SITC-NWC), April 2013, pp. 1-5.

Brief, “Asia in the Governance of Outer Space,” Asia-Pacific Memo, No. 154, 10 May 2012.

Brief, “Japan Invests in Asian Regionalism,” Recherche, La Fondation France-Japon de L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), available online at, 15 June 2011.


Contributor, Forbes

Asian Powers Step Up Their Readiness For Space Warfare, Following America’s Lead,” 29 Mar 2018.

Small Rocket Industry Heats Up Across APAC As Space Is Declared ‘Open For Business,’” 26 Feb 2018.

Meet The Female Entrepreneur Who Is Bringing Space Down To Earth,” 23 Jan 2018.

Meet The Japanese Space Entrepreneur Who's Sure He'll Win The Google Lunar X Prize,” 19 Dec 2017.

Five Factors That Will Shape The Space Industry Over The Next Five Years,” 30 Nov 2017.

How Japan’s Election Results Will Shape The Balance Of Power In Space,” 30 Oct 2017.

This Space Entrepreneur’s Business Can Offer Actual Shooting Stars On Demand,” 25 Sep 2017.

To Contend With North Korea, Can Japan Rely On The U.S.?” 29 Aug 2017.

This Japanese Entrepreneur Is Building The Satellite Infrastructure Of The Future,” 25 Jul 2017.

Japan Is Building Out Its Own Satellite Network That Could Replace GPS,” 28 Jun 2017.

China’s Ambitions Fly High: ‘One Belt, One Road’ To Extend Into Space,” 26 May 2017.

North Korea’s Threats Revitalize Preemptive Strike Debate In Japan,” 25 Apr 2017

Why Aggression In Outer Space Should Concern The U.S.-Japan Alliance,” 29 Mar 2017.

Why Asia’s Entrepreneurial Space Sector Deserves Its Very Own Spotlight,” 23 Feb 2017.

Japan Looks To Space Technology To Defend Itself From North Korea,” 28 Jan 2017.

The Next-Generation Rockets That Japan Could Use To Protect Itself,” 17 Dec 2016.

For Asia And The World, The Time To Invest In Outer Space Infrastructure Is Now,” 30 Nov 2016.

China And Japan Vie To Shape Asia’s Approach To Outer Space,” 31 Oct 2016.

China Leads The Quantum Race While The West Plays Catch Up,” 30 Sep 2016 (Editor's Pick).

Asia’s Quest For Google’s Lunar X Prize,” 29 Aug 2016.

What Space Imaging Means For Intelligence And The Asian Region,” 30 Jul 2016.

What Does It Take To Compete In NewSpace?,” 28 Jun 2016.

South China Sea Tensions: How Do We Know What’s Really Happening?,” 30 May 2016.

Japan Looks Set to Dominate ‘Newspace’ in Asia; India, China in Play,” 27 Apr 2016.

Faced With Threats From China And Russia, U.S. Taps Silicon Valley To Bolster Military Space Power,” 28 Mar 2016.

Small Satellites Loom Large By Disrupting Global Markets And Militaries,” 29 Feb 2016.

In The Global Space Race, Seattle Is The New Hub,” 29 Jan 2016.

Japan’s Space Security Worries Are Not Just China And N. Korea, But Also The U.S.,” 27 Dec 2015.

The New Race To Dominate Outer Space: All Face ‘Serious Growing Foreign Threat,’” 27 Nov 2015.

U.S.-Japan Military Space Alliance Promises To Grow In New Ways,” 27 Oct 2015.

Superpowers Show Their Cards with Military Units for Outer Space,” 2 Sep 2015.

Frenemies In Space; China Needs To Protect Its Assets, Too,” 26 Aug 2015.

Space Debris Provides Convenient Cover For Japan’s Military Space Ambitions,” 28 Jul 2015.

How Space Trash Can Be Used Against The U.S.,” 30 Jun 2015.

All Eyes On China, But Japan May Be The Space Power To Watch,” 30 May 2015.

Don’t Blame Just China For Escalating The Arms Race In Outer Space,” 28 April 2015.

Asia’s Simmering Rivalries Are Shifting To Outer Space, Where Anything Goes,” 27 Mar 2015