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  • Japan’s Self-Imposed One Percent: Does It Really Matter?

    This article explores why Japan has chosen a peculiar method to find the proper gun-and-butter balance in defense spending. This of course is Japan’s policy—not legal—decision to self-restrict its own defense budget to approximately one percent of gross domestic product. While

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