Japanâ€™s Dual Security Identity: A Non-combat Military Role as an Enabler of Coexistence
Since the end of the Cold War, Japanâ€™s acceptance and institutionalization of a non-combat military role to aid the US has led to its new identity as a US ally and has transformed the content of its â€˜peace stateâ€™ identity. It is this role that has made these two identities more compatible. This article first attempts to measure the long-term shift in Japanâ€™s two identities by conducting a content analysis of Japanâ€™s Defence White Papers and then seeks to trace the formation process of Japanâ€™s dual security identity through which it accepted and institutionalized a non-combat military role. For this analysis, the process is divided into three stages: the Cold War period when its two identities as a â€˜peace stateâ€™ and a US ally were considered incompatible, the period of the 1990s when Japan started to accept and institutionalized a non-combat military role, and the period after 11 September 2001 when Japanâ€™s dual security identity gradually got established. In the final section, the article discusses the source of a security identity shift in Japan and draws some implications for the future of its security policy.
Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (July)
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