January 29, 2014

How Will Japan's New NSC Work?

J. Berkshire Miller, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

The National Security Council brings welcome changes, but will it be able to overcome Japanese bureaucracy?

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TAGGED: Shinzo Abe, Itsunori Onodera, Japan


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