The Wary Warriors

Future Directions in Japanese Security Policies

by Norman D. Levin, Mark A. Lorell, Arthur J. Alexander

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This research brief describes work documented in The Wary Warriors: Future Directions in Japanese Security Policies (MR-101-AF).

Excerpt: The end of the Cold War has had an enormous effect on many countries and regions, and Asia is no exception. The dramatic international changes and growing Asian doubts about the long-term U.S. presence have heightened uncertainties throughout the region. With growing tensions in U.S.-Japan economic relations, Japan's increasing economic and technological capabilities, and changing attitudes within Japan itself, these developments have spawned concern in both Asia and the United States that Japan will inevitably move toward major rearmament and an independent military posture.

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