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TheBulletin.org: Missile defense in Japan

Author: Masako Toki
January 16, 2009

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  • Despite its avowed pacifist security policy, Japan has cooperated with the United States on missile defense since the 1980s.
  • Some in Japan would like to alter the country's laws further to allow for an even stronger missile defense cooperative with the United States.
  • Naturally, China is watching this alliance carefully, warning that it could lead to regional instability and a renewed arms race in East Asia.

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