Abe Shinzō has pledged to “take Japan back” from its constraining postwar regime. Redesigned institutions for intelligence and security policy coordination and “proactive pacifism” have facilitated the exercise of collective self-defense and strengthened the US–Japan alliance. The evolving security system is accelerating the dilution of Japan’s pacifist norms.
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Research Article| August 01 2015
A Blueprint for a Strong Japan? Abe Shinzō and Japan’s Evolving Security System
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (4): 739–765.
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Sebastian Maslow; A Blueprint for a Strong Japan? Abe Shinzō and Japan’s Evolving Security System. Asian Survey 1 August 2015; 55 (4): 739–765. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.4.739
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