This week: the start of a two part series on the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces. Today: how did Japan’s current navy grow out of its old one, and what does that say about the force’s relationship with Japan’s prewar past?
Patalano, Alessio. Postwar Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience, and the Making of a Navy.
Eldridge, Robert D and Katsuhiro Musashi. The Japan Self-Defense Forces Law: Translation, History, and Analysis.
Martin, Edward L. “The Evolving Missions and Forces of the JMSDF.” Naval War College Review 48, No 2 (Spring, 1995).
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