A blueprint for a strong Japan? Abe Shinzo¯ and Japan's evolving security system

Sebastian Maslow

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Abstract

Abe Shinzo¯ 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-765
Number of pages27
JournalAsian Survey
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Abe Shinzo¯
  • Collective self-defense
  • Japanese national security
  • Proactive pacifism
  • US-Japan alliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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