This week: how has the JMSDF gone from an afterthought to a central part of Japan’s security planning?
Patalano, Alessio. Postwar Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience, and the Making of a Navy.
Tatsumi, Yuki, and Andrew J. Oros, editors. Japan’s New Defense Establishment: Institutions, Capabilities, and Implications.
Ike, Nobutaka. “Japan, Twenty Years After Surrender.” Asian Survey 6, No 1 (Jan, 1966).
Wooley, Peter J. “Japan’s 1991 Minesweeping Decision: An Organizational Repsonse.” Asian Survey 36, No 8 (August 1996)
The Defense of Japan 2022 Gazette (English version).
Some fascinating Washington Post archival coverage of Japan in the Gulf War.
Records of the Diet debates around the San’yu Incident (Japanese only).
I was not kidding about the zombie uprising plan