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Title: Japan's national security policy : new directions, old restrictions 
Author: Matsuda, Yasuhiro
Date: 2011-02-23
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center in Washington
Abstract: In 2010, two important documents on Japan's security and national defense policies were released under the Democratic Party of Japan government in Japan. One report is entitled "Japan's Vision for Future Security and Defense Capabilities in the New Era: Toward a Peace-Creating Nation." The other is the "National Defense Program Guidelines, FY 2011-." Yasuhiro Matsuda explains that the overlap between these two documents represents the new directions of the Japanese security and national defense policies, and the gap between them illustrates the old restrictions that remain.
Series/Report No.: Asia Pacific bulletin ; no.95
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Pages/Duration: 2 p.

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  • Asia Pacific Bulletin [239]
    The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), produced by the East-West Center in Washington, publishes summaries of Congressional Study Groups, conferences, seminars, and visitor roundtables, as well as short articles and opinion pieces. APB summaries are always two pages or less, designed for the busy professional or policymaker to capture the essence of dialogue and debate on issues of concern in US-Asia relations.


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