Accession Number : ADA200819

Title :   Economic Factors of Japan's National Security Policy

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sakoda, Robin H.

PDF Url : ADA200819

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : Economic and security ties comprise the fundamental links in US-Japan relations, which have become strained by criticisms from both sides of the Pacific. As our two nation continue to pursue prosperity and security, the rates of domestic consumption, trade balances, overseas investment, and technology development have become tests of bilateral cooperation. Domestic demand, capital formation, trade and development of science and technology are fundamental concerns of the economy which contribute to Japan's national security posture. With the formation of Comprehensive Security, economic assets, more than military spending alone, have become the pillars of Japan's national security framework. To the Japanese, a strong economy is essential to Japan's national security. This thesis analyzes the various programs the Japanese have pursued through the postwar period to build a stronger economy and the role they have played in the development and implementation of Comprehensive Security. Additionally, this thesis examines comprehensive security as it contributes to mutual US-Japan regional security in light of increasing tensions over the relative roles of economic and military strengths. Thesis.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *FOREIGN POLICY, *ECONOMICS, SECURITY, RATES, JAPAN, STRENGTH(GENERAL), CONSUMPTION, SIDES, DOMESTIC, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, PACIFIC OCEAN, COOPERATION, BALANCES, INVESTMENTS, COMMERCE, OVERSEAS, POLICIES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE