Accession Number : ADA326670

Title :   Remilitarization of Japan - Prospects and Impacts.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Yee, Tay S.

PDF Url : ADA326670

Report Date : 28 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Japan has, under the protective umbrella of the United States, grown to be the world's richest country in terms of foreign exchange reserve. Yet her roles in the international arena are not commensurate with her economic stature. In the past, she was especially slow to respond to United Nations peace operations citing Constitutional limits. What roles should Japan play internationally, roles that would not cause anxiety to her neighboring countries? Also, there have always been concerns, especially among older Southeast Asians, who still have vivid memories of Japanese military atrocities during the Japanese Occupation, that Japan may trend towards militarism. What are the factors pushing or restraining Japan to remilitarize? This essay analyses these issues, and discusses the impact of a rearmed Japan to the world and to Southeast Asia in particular.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *JAPAN, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, PEACETIME, RESTRAINT, UNITED NATIONS, SOUTHEAST ASIA, ANXIETY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE