|Uniform title||Mushiro shirōto no hō ga yoi. English|
||The arrival of Director General Sakata -- Sakata's "Study Group Considering Defense Issues" -- A ploy during Diet arguments -- The change in public opinion on defense -- The Sakata-Schlesinger talks -- Schlesinger's dismissal and return to Japan -- How SDF personnel were seen -- The Basic Defense Force concept: a new defense philosophy -- The landmark defense white paper -- Innovations in defense policy: the "National Defense Program Guidelines" and the National Defense Council -- The MIG-25 incident -- The Lockheed scandal and false accusations -- Watching the intraparty conflict -- Sakata Michita after his term as Director General.
||"This study provides a political biography of Sakata Michita, a major figure in postwar Japanese politics who served as Japan's minister of defense. The author focuses on Sakata's role in forging Japanese defense policy and managing relations with allies and examines how his legacy informs contemporary debates about the country's security policy."--Provided by publisher.
|General note||Originally published: 2014.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Sase, Masamori, 1934- author. Political biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita Lanham, MD : Lexington Books,  9781498552615|