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A Chronology of Japan's Remilitarization

Jul 15, 2015 | 21:42 GMT
A Japanese Warship
Ships sail in formation behind the flag of the Maritime Self-Defense Force during a 2006 naval fleet review attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
(KOICHI KAMOSHIDA/Getty Images)

Stratfor has long tracked the inevitable normalization of Japan's Self-Defense Forces as Tokyo gradually sheds the limitations imposed after World War II. In response to security legislation passing through Japan's House of Representatives, Stratfor is publishing this chronology detailing the country's gradual remilitarization. ...

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