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Japan: Tilting Closer to Washington
Journal Article

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National Bureau of Research in "Strategic Asia: Fragility and Crisis 2003-2004"


During the past year, Japan's security policy was shaped decisively by the emergence of a more palpable threat from North Korea. This prompted Tokyo to bolster its alliance with the United States, toughen its stance toward Pyongyang, align its policies more closely with Washington's toward other members of the so-called "axis of evil," and modestly extend the parameters of its evolving international role as a source of offshore, noncombat, logistic services and humanitarian assistance.

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