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Japan: National Defense Program Guideline, 2010

Published December 17, 2010

The Japanese Ministry of Defense released this summary of its new defense policy on December 17, 2010. Among its stated regional concerns:

"...4. North Korea’s nuclear and missile issues are immediate and grave destabilizing factors to the regional security.
5. Military modernization by China and its insufficient transparency are of concern for the regional and global community.
6. Russia’s military activities are increasingly robust."

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