Accession Number : AD1051139


Title :   In Defense of Japan


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,31 Aug 2017,19 Apr 2018


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA NORFOLK United States


Personal Author(s) : Vogel,Joshua S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1051139.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jan 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : In October 2017 Prime Minister Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won a super majority in national elections. The party majority gives Abe the potential to formally amend Article 9 of the Japanese constitution to authorize the Japanese Self Defense Forces and CSD. Amending Article 9 will further complicate Japans atonement efforts for atrocities committed by Japanese forces during World War II. This dynamic environment highlights the importance of the United States regional alliances and the relationships of regional powers in the Pacific.


Descriptors :   Japan , governments , united states , treaties , national politics , international relations , national security , international security , military forces (foreign) , China , North Korea , threats , agreements , foreign policy


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE