Accession Number:

ADA470068

Title:

The Impact of Declining Defense Budgets on Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the impact of declining defense budgets on the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JMSDF. Because of the huge debt of the Government of Japan GOJ and financial structural reform, the GOJ is trying to reduce all expenditures, including defense expenditures. Conversely, Japan and countries in its vicinity face the threat of uncertainty. China is increasing its defense budget to build a modern oceanic Navy. North Korea recently conducted a nuclear test despite the overwhelming opposition of the international community. Therefore, it is a big challenge for the JMSDF to sustain and develop its capabilities under the pressure of its budget and the national security environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE