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Author French, Thomas.
Title National Police Reserve : the Origin of Japan's Self Defense Forces.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2014.

Author French, Thomas.
Subject Japan -- Defenses -- History -- 20th century.
Japan -- Armed Forces -- History -- 20th century.
Police -- Japan -- History.
National security -- Japan -- History.
Description 1 online resource (330 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents National Police Reserve; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Tables; List of Figures and Maps; Glossary; A Note on the Text; Introduction; 1 The npr in the Literature and Archives; Secondary Literature; Archival Sources; Terminology; Conclusion; 2 The JCP and the Domestic Context of the Creation of the NPR: 1945-1950; The JCP 1945-1950: 'Peaceful Revolution' to 'Military Policy'; Japanese Conceptions of Internal Security and the Desire for a Constabulary; Conclusion; 3 The International Context of the Creation of the NPR: 1945-1950.
The International Political ContextCompeting American Visions of Japanese Security; US Constabularies before the NPR; The Korean War and the Birth of the NPR; Conclusion; 4 The Organisational Character of the NPR; Recruitment; Training and Examinations; Deployment and Logistics; The Capabilities of the NPR; The Internal Security Role Envisaged for the NPR; The NPR's Links with the Civil Police; The NPR and Former Imperial Officers (I); Conclusion; 5 The Operational Aspects of the NPR; The Living Conditions of Members of the NPR; The Legal Position of the NPR.
The JCP 1950-1952: The 'Military Policy' in Action, Attempts at Violent Revolution in JapanThe JCP and the NPR; Disaster Relief; Conclusion; 6 The Evolution of the NPR; The Chinese Intervention and the Fall of MacArthur; The Push for Heavy Armament and Expansion; The NPR and Former Imperial Officers (II); The NSF, SDF and Japanese Resistance; Continuities in the NSF and SDF; Conclusion; Conclusion; Appendices; I The 'Constabulary Letter', 2 October 1945; II Yoshida to MacArthur, Letter on Police Reform/Recentralisation, 6 August 1949.
III Macarthur to Yoshida, Letter Authorising the Creation of the NPR, 8 July 1950IV Stalin's New Year's Message to the Japanese People, 31 December 1951; V Japanese Policy Document: 'Initial Steps for Re-armament Program', 3 February 1951; Bibliography; Index.
Summary National Police Reserve provides a history of the organisation which formed the basis of today's Japanese armed forces. The book examines the origins of the force, its character and operation, and its evolution into the Ground Self Defense Force.
Note English.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9789004266827 (electronic bk.)
9004266828 (electronic bk.)
9004266712
9789004266711
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/9789004266827
OCLC # 883570663
Additional Format Print version: French, Thomas. National Police Reserve : The Origin of Japan's Self Defense Forces. Leiden : BRILL, 2014 9789004266711



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