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Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

  • June 19, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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World Affairs Councils of America invites
World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
to participate in a national Cover to Cover conference call

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power
Sheila Smith, Author of Japan Rearmed and
Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

June 19, 2019
11:00 am

Japan’s U.S.-imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, as Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment, and their reliance on United States security. In Japan Rearmed, Smith argues that Japan is not only responding to increasing threats from North Korean missiles and Chinese maritime activities but also reevaluating its dependence on the United States. No longer convinced that they can rely on Americans to defend Japan, Tokyo’s political leaders are now confronting the possibility that they may need to prepare the nation’s military for war.

Register for the call at:

World Affairs Council of
Inland Southern California
24888 Prospect Ave.
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Office Phone: 909-558-7446