Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

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The post-World War II U.S.-Japan alliance has long been an anchor of the U.S. security role in East Asia. The alliance facilitates the forward deployment of about 36,000 U.S. troops and other U.S. military assets in the Asia-Pacific, thereby undergirding U.S. national security strategy in the region. For Japan, the alliance and the U.S. nuclear umbrella provide maneuvering room in dealing with its neighbors, particularly China and North Korea. This report looks at the relations post-2011 earthquake and tsunami hit in Japan, as well as issues with U.S. marines stationed in Okinawa and economic relations.

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Creation Date: May 4, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Chanlett-Avery, Emma

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Cooper, William H.

Specialist in International Trade and Finance

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Manyin, Mark E.

Specialist in Asian Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 4, 2012
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Japan
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Japan - Okinawa Region
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United States
Description:

The post-World War II U.S.-Japan alliance has long been an anchor of the U.S. security role in East Asia. The alliance facilitates the forward deployment of about 36,000 U.S. troops and other U.S. military assets in the Asia-Pacific, thereby undergirding U.S. national security strategy in the region. For Japan, the alliance and the U.S. nuclear umbrella provide maneuvering room in dealing with its neighbors, particularly China and North Korea. This report looks at the relations post-2011 earthquake and tsunami hit in Japan, as well as issues with U.S. marines stationed in Okinawa and economic relations.

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34 pages.

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