Departmental Bulletin Paper New Chapter in the Japan-US Alliance : Developments and Challenges in Japan’s Role

Hinata-Yamaguchi, Ryo  ,  ヒナタ ヤマグチ, リョウ

22 ( 2 )  , pp.45 - 61 , 2018-03 , 大阪大学大学院国際公共政策研究科 , オオサカ ダイガク ダイガクイン コクサイ コウキョウ セイサク ケンキュウカ
Refereed Article
For over sixty-five years, the Japan-United States (US) alliance has developed into one of the lynchpins of security in the Asia-Pacific. Yet since the formative years of the alliance, there have been myriad ups-and-downs in developing the partnership due not only to new regional security issues, but also to issues in the Japan-US bilateral alliance, slow developments in Tokyo’s security posture, and readiness of the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF). While it is easy to point to the problems and make prescriptions, achieving them are easier said than done. Focusing on the defense capability aspects, this paper aims to assess how the Japan-US alliance has developed, as well as outlining the key prospects and issues in developing the security partnership from the Japanese perspective.

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