Japanese (Re)Militarization and Asia : (Re)militarisation and Asia
Notwithstanding the ongoing friction between pacifists and supporters of militarization, Japan has managed to build up its defence capabilities. The process of remilitarization began when Japan was still under the post World War II Western occupation. The capabilities were not developed overnight. It was an incremental process. No country can match Japan's achievement of creating a perfect equilibrium between pacifism and (re)militarization. Japan has successfully managed to retain the democratic values and civilian control over its military (self-defence forces). Two diametrically opposite concepts anti-militarism and (re)militarization form the very basis of this book. Japanese pacifism and peace loving image shields the ongoing (re)militarization. Japanese commitment for international peace and security further fortifies it. At the same time, remilitarization efforts act as a fuel for anti-militarism movements. One has to really dig deep to know the nuances of Japanese security paradigm which ranges from reliance on the US to collective security to comprehensive security.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 152 x 220 x 26mm | 557.92g
- 01 Dec 2011
- Pentagon Press
- New Delhi, India
Dr. Rajesh Kapoor earned his M. Phil and Ph.D degrees from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is presently working with Defence, Aerospace and Security Division of Confederation of Indian Industry. Prior to joining CII, he worked as an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, where he authored two Monographs; RMA and Counterinsurgency in India and Indo-Myanmar Relations: Strategic Perspective. He has written on a plethora of security and peace related issues in South and East Asia. He has also contributed several book chapters and journal articles and presented a number of papers in national and international conferences.