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dc.contributor.advisorWeiner, Robert
dc.contributor.authorHiscock, Kyle W.
dc.dateMar-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T18:55:48Z
dc.date.available2012-05-14T18:55:48Z
dc.date.issued2012-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6809
dc.description.abstractThe Great East Japan Earthquakes unique scope and the actors involved in the ensuing disaster dispatch has the potential to significantly impact four areas influencing the SDFs trajectory security interests, economic interests, norms, and actors and institutions. Retrenchment, status quo, and remilitarization are all plausible outcomes for the SDFs trajectory. Understanding what the disasters changed in these four areas is critical in determining the most probable SDF trajectory. This thesis finds that the SDF will not likely embark on a retrenchment or rapid remilitarization trajectory. Japans security and economic interests have not fundamentally changed but rather economic trends in place prior to the disasters were aggravated and its security policy was validated. Japans norms were the most fundamentally changed as the SDF emerged from the disasters as the most trusted institution in Japan. Changes will be limited to the fringes of the status quo bordering remilitarization as numerous disincentives restrain the SDF from rapidly moving toward remilitarization. These changes will come about from a growing sense of economic and security pragmatism that results in engaging rather than containing the SDF. Improved civil-military relations, more public support for the SDFs expanding domestic and international roles, and more deference for the SDF as a useful tool of the state will characterize this new status quo.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/japansselfdefens109456809
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleJapans Self Defense Forces After the Great East Japan Earthquake Toward a New Status Quoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, Alice
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.subject.authorJapanen_US
dc.subject.authorJapan Self Defense Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorJapanese Self Defense Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorJSDFen_US
dc.subject.authorSDFen_US
dc.subject.authorGreat East Japan Earthquakeen_US
dc.subject.authorJapan Earthquakeen_US
dc.subject.authorJapan Tsunamien_US
dc.subject.authorFukushima Dai-ichien_US
dc.subject.authorSDF Trajectoryen_US
dc.subject.authorSDF Remilitarizationen_US
dc.subject.authorSDF Retrenchmenten_US
dc.subject.authorSDF Status Quoen_US
dc.subject.authorHumanitarian Aid Disaster Reliefen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.Japan Security Allianceen_US
dc.subject.authorJapanese Economyen_US
dc.subject.authorJapanese Normsen_US
dc.subject.authorPacifismen_US
dc.subject.authorAnti-militarismen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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