Japan's reemergence as a "normal" military power has been accelerated by the "super-sizing" of North Korea: a product of the North's extant military threat, multiplied exponentially by its undermining of U.S.-Japan alliance solidarity, views of the North as a domestic "peril," and the North's utilization as a catch-all proxy for remilitarization.
Research Article| March 01 2009
"Super-Sizing" the DPRK Threat: Japan's Evolving Military Posture and North Korea
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (2): 291–311.
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Christopher W. Hughes; "Super-Sizing" the DPRK Threat: Japan's Evolving Military Posture and North Korea. Asian Survey 1 March 2009; 49 (2): 291–311. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.2.291
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