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How Japan Defends Itself - Facing the Power Shifts in East Asia

How Japan Defends Itself - Facing the Power Shifts in East Asia

von: Kumiko Ahr

vdf Hochschulverlag AG, 2014

ISBN: 9783728136107 , 160 Seiten

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How Japan Defends Itself - Facing the Power Shifts in East Asia


 

Cover

1

Imprint

3

Acknowledgements

4

Abstract

6

Table of Contents

8

List of Tables

10

List of Charts

10

List of Maps

11

List of Figures

11

1 Introduction

12

1.1 Research Questions

13

1.2 State of Research

14

1.3 Research Purpose and Scope

15

1.4 Structure of the Dissertation

16

2 Present Geopolitical Situation in East Asia

18

2.1 A Short History of Geopolitics and its Main Ideas

18

2.2 East Asia Overview

22

2.3 Japan

27

2.3.1 Japanese Security Concerns

27

2.3.2 Japan’s Future Social and Economic Development

29

2.3.3 Historical Background and Japan’s Constitution

31

2.3.4 The Japanese Constitution and Its Revising Procedure

34

2.3.5 Security Treaty between America and Japan

37

2.3.6 Japan’s Defense Power Today

41

2.3.7 Host Nation Support

47

2.4 China

49

2.4.1 Sea and Land Power

49

2.4.2 Energy Politics

52

2.4.3 Domestic Problems

60

2.4.4 The Social Class Structure – Hukou System

62

2.4.5 Military Forces

63

2.5 The Influence of American Military Budget Cuts on East Asia

64

2.6 Interdependence

65

3 Deterrence Theory

74

3.1 History of Deterrence Theory and the Nuclear Triad

74

3.2 Preemption and Prevention

76

3.3 How it Works

77

3.4 Why it Is Important

79

3.5 Nuclear Deterrence against Conventional Attacks

80

3.6 Problems with Deterrence – The Paradox of Deterrence Theory

81

3.7 French Approach to Deterrence Theory

81

3.8 Applying French Deterrence Theory to Japan

85

3.9 Concerns over the Latest Nuclear Power, Iran

88

4 Method

94

4.1 Predictive Dissertation

94

4.2 Data Collection

96

4.3 Data Analysis

96

5 Analyzing the Situation in Japan and its Surrounding Area with Game Theory

98

5.1 A Short Introduction to Game Theory

99

5.2 American Deterrence for Japan (Extended Deterrence)

101

5.3 Case Study

104

5.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Deterrence for Japan

125

6 Conclusion and Hypothesis

128

7 Outlook

132

8 Notes

134

9 Bibliography

138

Curriculum Vitae

160