Accession Number : ADA264072
Title : Will Japan Become a Military Superpower?
Descriptive Note : Study rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Schnabel, Mark M
Report Date : 15 Apr 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 55
Abstract : The world scene has changed dramatically over the past few years and international relationships are still evolving. The old balance of power is gone forever. Nations are coping with the realization they must depend on themselves for security. At the same time, they are having to redefine existing bilateral and multilateral security relationships, or develop new ones. States are focusing on economic development and free-market economies as the way to prosperity. Many are experimenting with democratic principles for the first time and coping with a rise in regional instability caused by the reemergence of nationalism, religious/ethnic rivalry and territorial disputes. As an economic superpower, Japan is viewed by many as a key player in future world affairs to help resolve these conflicts, assist in economic development, and alleviate such problems as proliferation of nuclear weapons technology and degradation of the environment. Japan will be forced to assume a more important role as a full- fledged member of the world community and is in the midst of an internal debate on how it should change to meet the demands of the new world order.
Descriptors : *ECONOMICS , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *JAPAN , *BALANCE OF POWER , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , REDUCTION , CONFLICT , AGREEMENTS , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , INSTABILITY , MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , EXPANSION , INTERNAL , SECURITY , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , DEGRADATION
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE