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):

Report Date:

2018-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE