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By Tomoyuki Sasaki

Japan's so-called 'peace structure' renounces conflict as a sovereign correct of the state, and bans the country from owning any struggle power. but Japan additionally continues a wide, world-class army association, particularly the Self-Defence Forces (SDF). during this booklet, Tomoyuki Sasaki explores how the SDF enlisted renowned aid from civil society and the way civil society spoke back to the expansion of the SDF.

Japan's Postwar army and Civil Society information the interactions among the SDF and civil society over 4 many years, from the release of rearmament in 1950. those interactions contain recruitment, civil engineering, catastrophe reduction, anti-SDF litigation, nation monetary help for groups with bases, and a fear-mongering crusade opposed to the Soviet Union. through studying those wide-range matters, the e-book demonstrates how the militarization of society complicated because the SDF consolidated its ideological and socio-economic ties with civil society and its position as a defender of renowned welfare. whereas postwar Japan is frequently depicted as a calm society, this ebook demanding situations this type of view, and illuminates the well-known presence of the army in people's daily lives.

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