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Military Transformation

Japan Breaks Through Ceiling of Self-Imposed Pacifism

Paper 5368                                                Dated 16-Jan-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

“A resurgent Asian nation (Japan) has elevated hawkish nationalists to the pinnacle of power. Its maritime conflicts with neighbors raise the risk of military confrontation along key corridors of world trade. Memories of past national greatness infuse officials with determination to compete for regional leadership. The country’s re-emergence could rewrite the geopolitical map of Asia,”

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