Japan Rearmed, With Sheila Smith

Sheila Smith, the John E. Merow senior fellow for Asia-Pacific studies at the Council, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the reasoning behind Japan’s new defense strategy and the Japanese government’s decision to double defense spending.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Credits

Ester Fang - Associate Podcast Producer

Gabrielle Sierra - Editorial Director and Producer

Episode Guests
  • Sheila A. Smith
    John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies

Show Notes

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

National Defense Strategy of Japan [PDF],” Ministry of Defense of Japan

 

National Security Strategy of Japan [PDF],” Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

 

SIPRI Military Expenditure Database,” SIPRI.org

 

Sheila Smith, “Financing Japan’s Defense Leap,” CFR.org

 

Sheila Smith, “How Japan Is Doubling Down on Its Military Power,” CFR.org

 

Sheila Smith, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

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