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- DescriptionIn 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 techlogies, meaning that they cut across both market and military applications, has had two important consequences for Japan. First, Japan has developed space techlogies 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 of their own ecomics, the makers of such techlogies 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 techlogies, already mark Japan as an advanced military space power.
- Author BiographySaadia M. Pekkanen is Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Law, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Paul Kallender-Umezu is Japan Correspondent for Space News, and has been published widely in Japanese and domestic international media.
- Author(s)Paul Kallender-Umezu,Saadia M. Pekkanen
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication12/08/2010
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Content Note15 tables, 17 figures
- Weight635 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine712 mm
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