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Remilitarization of Japan - Prospects and Impacts.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Japan has, under the protective umbrella of the United States, grown to be the worlds richest country in terms of foreign exchange reserve. Yet her roles in the international arena are not commensurate with her economic stature. In the past, she was especially slow to respond to United Nations peace operations citing Constitutional limits. What roles should Japan play internationally, roles that would not cause anxiety to her neighboring countries Also, there have always been concerns, especially among older Southeast Asians, who still have vivid memories of Japanese military atrocities during the Japanese Occupation, that Japan may trend towards militarism. What are the factors pushing or restraining Japan to remilitarize This essay analyses these issues, and discusses the impact of a rearmed Japan to the world and to Southeast Asia in particular.
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