Japan Teeters on the Edge

Macshane, Denis
November 2010
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);11/8/2010 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 156 Issue 19, p2
The article focuses on the Asian country of Japan and highlights claims to its islands which are inching up the global-security agenda. It underlines the reassertion of authoritarianism in Asia with China encouraging schools to promote patriotic education by using the history of war against Japan. According to the article, despite North Korea's weaknesses, Japan has little could do if Pyongyang launched a missile attack. The author asks if Japan needs to reach out to democratic military alliances like North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


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