Grant Newsham is a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies and a retired United States Marine Officer. He was the first US Marine liaison officer to the Japan Ground Self Defense force and was instrumental in promoting the JSDF’s initial moves towards an amphibious capability.


  • Where is Kim Jung Un?
  • The Australian Navy in the South China Sea — what does that mean?
  • Should the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s port visit to Danag, Vietnam — would Grant have directed that if he were the head of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet?
  • A geographical tour of the nation’s surrounding the South China Sea