Report  Foreign Affairs and National Security  2022.02.24

Japan’s Peacekeeping at a Crossroads Taking a Robust Stance or Remaining Hesitant?

National Security


Since the end of the Cold War, Japan has been searching for ways to become involved in the global security arena. But why is it that Japan's engagement policy, so-called “contribution to peace”, which expanded little by little over the three decades is fading into obscurity at the time of Japan's peace accord?

This book comprehensively examines Japan's post-Cold War history of peace operations, including changes in Japan's international strategy and domestic motivations for involvement in peacekeeping, and unravels the internal logic of Japan's peace operations, which can no longer cope with the current environment for peace operations.

This book can be downloaded from the following link (open access)