Japan's postwar constitution in which the Japanese government famously renounced war forever has meant that the country has been reluctant, until recently, to commit its armed forces in the international arena. However, in the last decade or so, Japan has played a much more active role in peacekeeping and its troops have been deployed as part of UN

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IR theory and Japan

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Norms and Japan

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The Cold War, 1956 to 1990

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The Second Gulf War

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Post-UNTAC operations

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