Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

USED
cancelled ex library
good condition
mid size hardcover well bound
330 pages b/w

published 1995
Tetsuo Maeda

After WWII, Japan adopted a constitution that renounced war and prohibited the establishment of organized Japanese armed forces. Yet today Japan's defense budget supports a 160,000-man ground force, a potent air force and a coastal navy. Furthermore, according to the author, Japan's defense establishment designs and builds military hardware that is equal to any in the world. Freelance journalist Maeda explains the legerdemain by which the Japanese military, backed by the government, seeks to justify its institutional defiance of Article 9 of the Peace Constitution. An important element in the history is that General Douglas MacArthur, overlord of the American occupation, in 1950 ordered the establishment of the National Police Reserve in response to a Cold War crisis, the Korean War. Other matters lightly covered include the difficulties the Japanese have had in accepting the concept of civilian authority over the military and the ambiguities of their junior partnership in the United States-Japanese Security Treaty. Maeda's sketchy history of Japan's postwar rearmament is useful as a report on the status and composition of Japan's Self-Defense Forces
-------------------------------­---------------------------------­---------------------------------­---------------------------------­-----------------------------

Payment instructions will be automatically sent to your Trade Me ( Items I won ) upon auction close.

Items are posted Tuesdays & Saturdays following receipt of payment

check our listings for military books & dvds Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • NZ deliveries only$4.00
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit