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Japanese Fears of North Korea, China Spur Cautious Defense Buildup

Sheila Smith
Senior Fellow, Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

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The Author is Sheila Smith

Sheila A. Smith is a senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press, 2015) and Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan's strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a project on Northeast... Read More

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