A Pacifist Constitution for an Armed Empire. Past and Present of Japanese Security and Defence Policies: Past and Present of Japanese Security and Defence Policies

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FrancoAngeli - History - 319 pages
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Japan is an officially pacifist country but does not have pacifist security and defence policies. Today’s Japan boasts ‘Self-Defence Forces’ equipped with an annual budget of 47 billion US dollars. To be sure, this is not what General Douglas MacArthur had in mind when, in 1945, he set out to transform Japan from imperialist and militarist into peace-loving and democratic...
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
13
Presentation
15
Preface
17
Abbreviations
21
Introduction
23
Part 1
31
1 Japan Surrenders
33
2 Falsifying History and Keeping The Emperor
44
Part 2
181
1 NonPacifist Defence and Security Policies of a Pacifist Country
183
2 Japanese Defence and Security Policies in the 1990s
194
3 The Koizumi Defence and Security Policy Years
201
4 Tokyos Defence and Security Policies Today
211
5 Japans Trouble with North Korea
232
6 The National Defence Programme Guidelines NDPG December 2010
255
Conclusions
287

3 Reforming Japan
53
4 The Men with a Plan Long in Advance
60
5 Japan is Trying to Draft a Constitution The Matsumoto Draft
66
6 Codifying Japanese Pacifism Article 9
101
7 Shifting US Priorities and Beginning of The Early End of Japanese Pacifism
118
8 Revising the Revised Constitution
131
Conclusions Part 1
177
Bibliography
291
Annex
303
List of names
313
QUESTO LIBRO TI PIACIUTO?
316
I NOSTRI CATALOGHI
317
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