Accession Number : ADA302926

Title :   Japanese Maritime Defense Capability in the Post Cold-War Era.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sakagami, Syojiro

PDF Url : ADA302926

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : This thesis analyzes the defense capability of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force(JMSDF) in the post-Cold War era. The primary research question is: "What changes will and should be expected for JMSDF after the collapse of the former Soviet Union?" To answer this question, I reviewed the defense capability buildup program during Cold-War, and made briefly analyzed the relationships among the Asian- Pacific countries, including U.S. Pacific forces and Russia. I also conducted a cost/benefit and personnel analysis of the current fleet configuration and a proposed new configuration. These alternatives may require drastic changes in public attitudes based on serious discussions among the Japanese people and politicians, and a tighter Japan-U.S. relationship on both economic issues and national security burden sharing.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *JAPAN, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *DEFENSE PLANNING, USSR, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), THESES, POPULATION, BALANCE, FLEETS(SHIPS), PERSONNEL, PACIFIC OCEAN, PUBLIC OPINION.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE