Militarisation and Demilitarisation in Contemporary Japan

By Glenn D. Hook

© 1995 – Routledge

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780415022743
pub: 1995-11-30

About the Book

The intertwined issues of Japanese `identity' and `normality' are at the centre of the tension between internal and external pressures on Japanese defence and security policies. With chapters on peace thought, the militarisation and demilitarisation of language as well as the `hard' aspects of the Japanese military build up in the 1980s and the response to the Gulf War in the 1990s, this study challenges many of the preconceived notions on Japanese defence and security policies and the policy making process in Japan.

About the Series

Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General