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Since the early 1950s, the U.S.-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of security and peace in East Asia. Following the end of the Cold War, the U.S.- Japan security relationship has been experiencing significant transformations to adapt itself to changing security environments in this region and elsewhere. What follows is a discussion of the current state of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, as well as the process that has led to the ever-closer security relationship between the two in recent years.

Japan: Its Geography and Political, Economic, and Social Systems

Located in the most eastern part of the Far East, Japan, a nation of about 128 million people, consists of four major islands and approximately 3,000 smaller islands, making it an archipelago. Japan has an area of 145,882 ...

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