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Japan's Security RenaissanceNew Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century$
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Andrew L. Oros

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172615

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172615.001.0001

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Japan’s Twenty-First-Century Security Renaissance

Japan’s Twenty-First-Century Security Renaissance

(p.1) Chapter One Japan’s Twenty-First-Century Security Renaissance
Japan's Security Renaissance

Andrew L. Oros

Columbia University Press

This chapter provides an overview of Japan's security renaissance in the past decade, with special attention to three historical legacies that continue to limit Japan's defense policies: Japan's World War II history, its antimilitarist security policies of the postwar period, and the unequal aspects of the US-Japan alliance.

Keywords:   US-Japan alliance, normal Japan, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Shinzo Abe, nationalism, antimilitarism

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