London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
Book — xvii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Japanese Sea Power: From Kaigun to Kaiji
Chapter 1: Traditions and Ethos: The Emperor's Navy
Chapter 2: History and Memory: Creating the Imperial Legacy
Chapter 3: Legacy and Experience: Shaping the New Navy
Chapter 4: Ethos and Propaganda: A Century-old Navy with New Men and Capabilities
Chapter 5: Strategy and Policy: The "Sea Power" of the Pacific
Chapter 6: Doctrine and Fleet: A Balanced Force Conclusions: The Recent Past and the Near Future Bibliography Index.
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In Post-war Japan as a Sea Power, Alessio Patalano incorporates new, exclusive source material to develop an innovative approach to the study of post-war Japan as a military power. This archival-based history of Asia's most advanced navy, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), looks beyond the traditional perspective of viewing the modern Japanese military in light of the country's alliance with the US. The book places the institution in a historical context, analysing its imperial legacy and the role of Japan's shattering defeat in WWII in the post-war emergence of Japan as East Asia's 'sea power'. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781472526519 20160618