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Introduction

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Abstract

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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Disaster Relief Great East Japan Earthquake Marine Corps Military Organization Defense Minister 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for International Policy StudiesTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Norwegian University for Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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