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Japan: Examining their Historic Military Buildup

After World War II, the victorious United States disbanded Japan’s armed forces. In the following decades, Japan adopted a culture of pacifism. They slowly built up their military strength, such as establishing the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in 1954. Since the 1990s, however, new challenges have emerged, such as a nuclear North Korea, an aggressive Russia, and a rising China. Out of those adversaries, Japan identified China as their primary strategic focus in 2010. Ever since, Japan has increased efforts to improve their defensive capabilities.

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