U.S./Japan burdensharing: constraints to increased Japanese contribution
Braker, Patrick J.
Jones, Lawrence R.
Terasawa, Katsuaki L.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis explores issues relevant to U.S./Japan burdensharing. As U.S. defense expenditures are reduced in the 1990's, U.S. allies will be called upon to contribute a greater share to meet common security responsibilities. Japan's government faces a multitude of constraints to increasing defense expenditures placed upon them by the U.S., the Japanese public and Japan's Asian neighbors. Some of these constraints are affected significantly by Japanese perceptions of U.S. commitment and the Soviet threat. If perceptions of the Soviet threat diminish while perceptions of the U.S. commitment remain strong, Japan may be less inclined to increase their expenditures to the levels called for by the U.S. This thesis explores constraints to increased Japanese defense spending, Japanese perceptions of U.S. commitment, Soviet threat perceptions in Japan, and also indicates areas for increased Japanese contributions to allied defense capabilities.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lewis, Christopher P. (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-03);When the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won the 2009 Japanese general election, Japanese security policy was poised to diverge from the status quo of normalization Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that had held power for ...
Daniel, Donald Charles (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1978); NPS-56-78-001This report brings to Naval Postgraduate School Balances." Part one focu policy considerationas as presents evidence and cas German, Japanese, and Ara part three draws together aether papers presented on 9 December ...
Stavale, Giuseppe A. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004);Okinawa serves as a strategic base for U.S. forces in maintaining regional security and protecting Japanese and American interests based on the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United ...