Defense and Security in Japan

  • ID: 1854455
  • October 2012
  • Region: Japan
  • 125 Pages
  • Taiyou Research
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Japan is a small island nation located in Pacific Ocean in East Asian region. The end of the Cold War marked the beginning of a brief period of unparalleled security for Japan. The collapse of the Soviet Union, coupled with the U.S.-Japan alliance, made the 1990s probably the safest ten years in Japan’s history. However, this has forced Japan into curbing its development of military.

When the Tohoku earthquake struck in 2011, Japanese government deployed 100,000 of its tenacious 240,000 Self Defense Force (SDF), considered to be military's most copious mobilization since the World War II. This has gotten SDF nothing but accolades from the Japanese society which is a rarity as it only garnered negative opinions due to its involvement in the World War.

The Japanese state faces no internal hazards to its security, but, a number of new potential external threats, including a nuclear-armed North Korea, an aggressive China, and threats to energy security have spelled a reversal of fortune for Japan that promises to make the early 21st century radically different than the previous decades.

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1. Executive Summary

2. Emergence of a New Geopolitical Scenario
2.1 Global Political Overview & Outlook
2.2 United States: Possible Loss of Superpower Status
2.3 Role of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) & Japan
2.4 Impact of the Earthquake on Japan
2.5 China: A Possible Challenger to the US
2.6 Role of Japan & the Koreas
2.7 Emergence of India
2.8 Russia: Strategic Revival in Sight?
2.9 Europe: Suffering from the Debt Crises of 2010
2.10 Saudi Arabia, Egypt & Pakistan – Important for the Muslim World
2.11 Growing Role of Africa
2.12 Growing Threat of Terrorism

3. Emergence of a Multi-Polar World Order
3.1 Emergence of New Great Power
3.2 Possible Power Conflicts
3.3 Growing Cyber Warfare & Technological Challenges
3.4 Critical Political Figures
3.5 Emerging Political Outlook & End of Globalization

4. Security Market in North East Asia
4.1 Geopolitical Significance of North East Asia
4.1.1 Korean Peninsula
4.1.2 China-North Korea Border: Potential Flashpoint
4.1.3 Taiwan Strait: Potential Flashpoint
4.1.4 China’s Growing Military Presence
4.2 Disputed Islands in North East Asia
4.2.1 Dokdo/Takeshima
4.2.2 Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands
4.2.3 Kuril Islands
4.3 Situation on the Russia-China Border
4.4 Situation at China’s Western Border
4.5 China’s Dominance in North East Asia Unlikely
4.6 Challenge of North Korea
4.7 Japan’s Influence in the Region
4.8 US Influence in the Region
4.9 Geopolitical Status Quo in North East Asia

5. Political Landscape in Japan
5.1 Major Events on the Domestic Front
5.2 Political Outlook
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Challenges & Threats to Political Stability
5.2.3 Expected Political Change in Japan
5.2.4 Problem of Immigration
5.2.5 Issues with China

6. Security Market in Japan
6.1 Domestic Security Situation
6.2 External Security
6.3 Dispute in the Takeshima/Dokdo Islands
6.4 Dispute in the Kuril Islands/Northern Territories
6.5 Japan-US Relations
6.6 Japan-North Korea-China Relations

7. Japan Security Market: SWOT Analysis
7.1 Strengths
7.2 Weaknesses
7.3 Opportunities
7.4 Threats

8. Japan’s Armed Forces
8.1 Market Profile
8.2 Normalization of Japanese Armed Forces
8.3 Japan’s Defense Budget
8.4 Japan’s Global Deployment
8.5 Japan’s Weapons of Mass Destruction

9. Japan’s Defense Industry
9.1 Market Profile
9.2 Industry Trends
9.3 Trends in Arms Procurement
9.4 Competition in the Industry

10. Japan Defense Industry: SWOT Analysis
10.1 Strengths
10.2 Weaknesses
10.3 Opportunities
10.4 Threats

11. Major Industry Players
11.1 Fuji Heavy Industries
11.1.1 Company Overview
11.1.2 Business Segments
11.1.3 Presence in the Industry
11.1.4 SWOT Analysis
11.2 Kawasaki Heavy Industries
11.2.1 Company Overview
11.2.2 Business Segments
11.2.3 Presence in the Industry
11.2.4 SWOT Analysis
11.3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
11.3.1 Company Overview
11.3.2 Business Segments
11.3.3 Presence in the Industry
11.3.4 SWOT Analysis
11.4 Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)

12. Industry Forecast
12.1 Forecast for Armed Forces
12.2 Forecast for Defense Expenditure
12.3 Forecast for Defense Trade

13. Appendix
13.1 Japan Political Landscape: SWOT Analysis
13.2 Japan Economic Landscape: SWOT Analysis

14. Glossary

15. Research Methodology

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