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Accession Number ADA590265
Title Japans Defense Program Guidelines.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 34p
Personal Author K. Ueno
Abstract Japan has a constitutional limitation (Article 9) that prohibits some kinds of military activity. Nonetheless, Japan requires a modern, effective defense capability. Emerging China is major security concern for Japan in the future. Regional ethnic and religious disputes and unrest may have a global impact, affecting Japan's security and well being. Japan also faces gray zone disputes that are unlikely to escalate into war, but which threaten Japan's security. This paper will examine the geopolitical, military, domestic, and international environment and will recommend a defense program to protect Japan's security while adhering to the provisions of Article 9. These recommendations include explicitly identifying Japan's values as a national interest, increasing Japan's participation in international stability efforts, and maintaining a balanced defense structure to deal with gray zone disputes.
Keywords China
Constitutional limitations
Defense policy
Gray zone disputes
Military capabilities
Military forces(Foreign)
Ndpg(National defense program guidelines)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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