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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Oct 4, 2014

This episode, Nate continues his talk about the history of Japan's self defense force, the JSDF.  Nate, who worked directly with the JSDF in Japan, addresses questions about how the JSDF has evolved over the past 60 years, what its stated purpose and objectives are today, and in what specific situations and to what extent and capacity the JSDF is allowed to participate in military and wartime situations. Part two of two.

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Creation of Tough & Resilient Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Midford, Paul. Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism? Stanford University Press (January 24, 2011)

Pyle, Kenneth. Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose PublicAffairs; Reprint edition (April 29, 2008)

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