publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Japan's shift to a proactive defense architecture: Challenges faced by industry, government, and society

Chung, Hoyoon;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited As a result of the changing security environment in the Asia-Pacific, Japan is shifting to a more proactive defense policy, as outlined in the National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG). This thesis investigates the challenges faced by Japan's industry, government, and society in meeting the NDPG objectives. To do this, this thesis probes the following problem areas: difficulties with indigenous production of weapons systems, inability to procure and market advanced technologies, inefficient management and policies on the part of bureaucracy, budget shortfalls, industries' ideological opposition, geopolitica...
free text keywords: National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG), Japan's industry, Japan's government, Japan's society, indigenous production, weapon systems, advanced technologies, Japan's bureaucracy, Japan's budget, geopolitical risk, pacifism, Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF), Japan's comparative advantage, U.S.-Japan alliance
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