Facing a fluid regional security environment and the need to strengthen its alliance role, Japan has worked to increase the capabilities of the Japan Self-Defense Forces by adjusting the relevant bureaucratic, political, and operational frameworks and making key investments in new force structures.
"Japan’s Defense Readiness: Prospects and Issues in Operationalizing Air and Maritime Supremacy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 71
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol71/iss3/5