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Changing security policies in postwar Japan : the political biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita / by Sase Masamori ; translated and edited by Robert D. Eldridge with Graham B. Leonard.

Author/creator Sase, Masamori, 1934- author.
Other author/creatorEldridge, Robert D., translator, editor.
Other author/creatorLeonard, Graham B., translator, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Descriptionxix, 162 pages ; 24 cm
Uniform titleMushiro shirōto no hō ga yoi. English
Contents 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.
Abstract "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 noteOriginally published: 2014.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Sase, Masamori, 1934- author. Political biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2018] 9781498552615
LCCN 2017039645
ISBN1498552609 hardcover

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