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Japan’s land army is the largest of the three services comprising the postwar Japanese military. The postwar military is known as the Japan Self–Defense Force (JSDF, hereafter cited as the SDF), or Jieitai, and was officially established on July 1, 1954 8 .

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Midford, P., Eldridge, R.D. (2017). Introduction. In: Eldridge, R., Midford, P. (eds) The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55194-8_1

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