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Public Talk: An Army for the People

Dr. Tomoyuki Sasaki, History, Eastern Michigan UniversityDr. Tomoyuki Sasaki, History, Eastern Michigan University

Japan’s postwar constitution renounces war as a sovereign right and stipulates that land, sea, and air forces will never be maintained, yet the country today possesses a large and powerful military. Join us as Dr. Tomoyuki Sasaki, of Eastern Michigan University, traces the development of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces within the context of postwar economic development and discusses its various roles and relations with civil society. Part of the Reves Distinguished Lectures in International Studies series.  Supported by the Reves Center and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program.

Thursday, November 20, 5:00 – 6:30, Blair Hall 223