Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The U.S./Japan/poilcy

Today Japan is a stable and mature democracy, and latent American and East Asian fears of a resurgent Japan should be calmed by the commitment of the Japanese to the principles enshrined in their constitution. "The pre-World War II era, when an imperial Japan attempted to secure an exclusive economic sphere for itself, is long past," Preble writes. "The Japanese people have demonstrated a consistent aversion to the use of force and an equally strong determination to maintain firm civilian control over the nation's military."April 18, 2006Two Normal Countries: Rethinking the U.S.-Japan Strategic Relationship


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