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In Defense of Japan

Un libro in lingua di Pekkanen Saadia M., Kallender Paul umezu edito da Stanford Univ Pr, 2010

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"What makes this book so useful and impressive is that it draws together extensive coverage of developments in Japan's space industryùboth from the government and the corporate sideùwith a broad treatment of government reform and Japan's evolving security policy. In addition, it provides the most sustained argument I am aware of on the role of corporations in Japan's security policymaking."ùAndrew L. Oros, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Washington College

In defense of Japan provides the first complete, up to date, English-language account of the history, politics, and policy of Japan's strategic space development. The dual-use nature of space technologies, meaning, that they cut across both market and military applications, has had two important consequences for Japan. First, Japan has developed space technologies for the market in its civilian space program that have yet to be commercially competitive. Second, faced with rising, geopolitical uncertainties and in the interest or their own economics, the makers of such technologies have been critical players in the shift from the market to the military in Japan's space capabilities and policy. This book shows how the sum total of market to military moves across space launch vehicles, satellites and spacecraft, and emerging related technologies already mark Japan as all advanced military space power.

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