Policy Paper

Toward an Interdependent Partnership

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By Col. Yoshinori Ozaki, Visiting Fellow from the Japan Air Self Defense Force


In a paper entitiled “Toward an Interdependent Partnership” (July 2, 2007), Col. Ozaki presents his research on the US-Japan security alliance and the challenges that remain to forming a truly interdependent partnership.


Since 2001, the United States and Japan have witnessed an increased deepening of their alliance. However, a great deal of challenges and hurdles still remain before the militaries of the two countries can cooperate effectively and efficiently. What are those challenges, and how can they be tackled?

The complete analysis can be viewed from the pdf attached.

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