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National Police Reserve: The Origin of Japan?s Self Defense Forces
     

National Police Reserve: The Origin of Japan?s Self Defense Forces

by Thomas French
 

Based upon years of research undertaken in the US Occupation archives, this book provides a history of Japan’s National Police Reserve (NPR), the precursor of today’s Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF). It is the first ever comprehensive and exclusively focused history of the force in any language. The book examines the domestic and international origins

Overview

Based upon years of research undertaken in the US Occupation archives, this book provides a history of Japan’s National Police Reserve (NPR), the precursor of today’s Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF). It is the first ever comprehensive and exclusively focused history of the force in any language. The book examines the domestic and international origins of the force, the American constabulary model upon which it was based, the NPR's character and operation, and its evolution into the GSDF. This volume provides numerous insights and fresh perspectives on the character of the NPR, the origins of the SDF, the US Occupation of Japan and Cold War era US-Japan relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004266711
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas French, Ph.D. (2010), Southampton University, is Associate Professor of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University. He has published articles and policy papers on Northeast Asian security and the Self Defence Forces and is a regular contributor to ISN/ETH’s Security Watch.

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