Nipponese Nukes Next
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The paper examines the extent of the resurgence of nationalism and militarism in modern day Japan the realities of the Showa Constitution restrictions as an inhibitor of rearmament with nuclear weapons and the economic and technological capabilities of Japan to acquire a respectable nuclear deterrent. The risks of nuclear dependence on the US nuclear umbrella are discussed along with the obstacles to rearmament and the pros and cons of rearmament. An analysis of these factors, in conjunction with the changing aspects of Japans internal and external environment reveal that there is a mentality, a capacity and a trend in Japan toward nuclear self-sufficiency and that Japan will become a nuclear power by 1980.
- Government and Political Science