Is Japan Preparing For War?

East Asia on edge over skyrocketing defense spending

Simon Duits

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A parade by Japan’s Self-Defense Force. [photo by Rikujojieitai Boueisho]

Like Germany, Japan is undergoing a significant transformation in its defense policies, and the effects are felt across East Asia.

After World War II, both countries adopted a pacifist approach, vowing never to attack their neighbors again. However, the winds of change are blowing, and Japan’s…

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Simon Duits

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