Trends in Japans Foreign and Security Policies


ISBN: 9791256001118
Series: Publication: 2024 Packaging Type: Paperback


In December 2022, Japan announced it would drastically increase its defence budget by 2027. The decision came as a wake-up call for the whole region: Japan was gearing up for a world of heightened tensions and rivalry in the Indo-Pacific Region. This Report analyses the present and future of Japan’s security and defence policies. Within the context of a rising China, Tokyo has broadened its defence ties with the US, India, Australia, and Taiwan. However, China remains its biggest trading partner, meaning Tokyo’s policymakers are charged with the task and challenge of striking a balance between defence policies and business and trade relations with China.


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