Accession Number : AD0699333

Title :   MAJOR ISSUES IN JAPAN'S SECURITY POLICY DEBATE,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Kim,Young C.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This study examines Japanese views on major aspects of Japan's security policy debate: (a) The Self-Defense Forces--their legal status, proper level and kind of armament, and the permissibility of their overseas deployment. (b) The proper interpretation and wisdom of the Far East clause as mentioned in the present US-Japan Security Treaty. (c) The nature, actual functioning, and proper implementation of the prior-consultation clause of the treaty. The study also examines the views of the political parties on the broader question of national defense and the motives underlying their expression of these divergent views. Further the study analyzes relevant public opinion polls so as to determine the strengths of the different views among the people. Finally, the report deduces the likely changes in Japanese policy and draws their implications for US planners. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NATIONAL DEFENSE, *JAPAN), (*TREATIES, NATIONAL DEFENSE), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ARMED FORCES(FOREIGN), WEAPONS, DEPLOYMENT, LAW, FAR EAST, FOREIGN POLICY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PUBLIC OPINION, MILITARY STRATEGY, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, PASSIVE DEFENSE, PREDICTIONS, MOTIVATION

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE