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Japan's Remilitarisation : Adelphi - Christopher W. Hughes

Japan's Remilitarisation


Paperback Published: 17th April 2009
ISBN: 9780415556927
Number Of Pages: 188

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Is Japan on a path towards assuming a greater military role internationally, or has the recent military normalisation ground to a halt since the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi? In this book, Christopher W. Hughes assesses developments in defence expenditure, civila "military relations, domestic and international militarya "industrial complexes, Japana (TM)s procurement of regional and global power-projection capabilities, the expansion of USa "Japan cooperation, and attitudes towards nuclear weapons, constitutional revision and the use of military force.

In all of these areas, dynamic and long-term changes outweigh Japana (TM)s short-term political logjam over security policy. Hughes argues that many post-war constraints on Japana (TM)s military role are still eroding, and that Tokyo is moving towards a more assertive military role and strengthened USa "Japan cooperation. Japana (TM)s remilitarisation will boost its international security role and the dominance of the USa "Japan alliance in regional and global security affairs, but will need to be carefully managed if it is not to become a source of destabilising tensions.

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'...an informative read and a great way to update one's knowledge' - Martin Laflamme, Far Eastern Economic Review 'This book is a rare find among recent publications, in that it comprehensively deals with the controversial topic of Japan's remilitarization [...] It contains insightful points throughout, based on careful conceptualization and rich research work.' - Pacific Affairs, Volume 84, No. 1 -- March 2011 "Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels." - S. C. Hart, CHOICE (February 2010)

Glossaryp. 7
Introductionp. 11
Radicalism or retrenchment in Japan's security policy?p. 14
Japan's regional and global significancep. 19
The Trajectory of Japan's Remilitarisationp. 21
Japan's post-war remilitarisationp. 21
Japan's new security environmentp. 27
Japan's response to regional and global challengesp. 31
Conclusionp. 34
Japan's Military Doctrine, Expenditure and Power Projectionp. 35
Japan's changing defence doctrines and capabilitiesp. 35
Defence expenditurep. 37
The size and capabilities of the JSDFp. 40
Japan and the militarisation of spacep. 48
The Japan Coast Guardp. 50
Conclusionp. 51
The Transformation of Civilian Controlp. 53
Structures of civilian controlp. 53
Changes in the structure of civilian controlp. 55
Civilian control: failures and reformsp. 58
The Tamogami affairp. 61
Conclusionp. 65
Japan's Military-Industrial Complexp. 67
Japan's domestic military-industrial complexp. 67
Japan's emerging transnational military-industrial complexp. 72
Conclusionp. 77
Japan's External Military Commitmentsp. 79
JSDF missions in Iraq and the Indian Oceanp. 79
The Indian Ocean tsunami, Afghanistan, the Permanent Dispatch Law and anti-piracy missionsp. 84
Security ties with the US, Australia and Indiap. 89
Change and realignment in the US-Japan alliancep. 91
Conclusionp. 97
The Erosion of Japan's Anti-militaristic Principlesp. 99
The JSDF's societal statusp. 99
Eroding anti-nuclearism?p. 102
Constitutional revisionp. 112
Military education, patriotism and attitudes towards the use of military forcep. 129
Conclusionp. 137
Conclusionp. 139
Japan's remilitarisation: implications and future directionsp. 142
Tables and chartsp. 149
Japanese defence-related expenditures, 1955-2008 (original budget basis)
Japan defence budget total accumulated future commitments 1994-2008
JSDF capabilities at the time of the 1976 and 1995 NDPOs and 2004 NDPG
Japan Coast Guard tonnage 1988-2007
JSDF recruitment 1995-2008
US-Japan SCC DPRI agreements, 2005-2006
Japanese public approval of the JSDF as a profession 1965-2006
Reasons for Japanese public approval of the JSDF as a profession 1965-2006
Reasons for Japanese public disapproval of the JSDF as profession 1965-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding the main function of the JSDF 1965-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding the most effective role of the JSDF to date, 1961-2003
Japanese public opinion regarding the future role of the JSDF 1965-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding expected personal responses to the invasion of Japan 1975-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding the promotion of education on national defence 1978-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding the effectiveness of the US-Japan alliance, 1978-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding the best means of ensuring national security, 1969-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding the risks of Japan becoming involved in a war, 1972-2006
Japanese public opinion regarding Reasons Japan could become involved in a war, 1975-2006
Japanese views of the reasons for non-involvement in war
Notesp. 165
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ISBN: 9780415556927
ISBN-10: 0415556929
Series: Adelphi
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 17th April 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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