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Issues & Insights Vol. 06 – No. 16

The Japan-U.S. alliance continues to go from strength to strength. In the last year, the two countries agreed on a statement of principles that laid the foundation for a renewed and rejuvenated alliance and they operationalized those principles six months later. Japan continues to support the U.S. in the global war on terror through its deployments of Self-Defense Forces (SDF) in Iraq and the Indian Ocean. The alliance has been transformed from a regional to a global partnership.

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