Japan’s New National Security Economy


Japan’s long-awaited resurgence depends first and foremost on getting its economic house in order—and that includes developing a geoeconomic strategy.

The National Interest

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s quest to raise Japan’s security profile has had remarkable success.

His administration has halted the decline in defense spending, restructured the national-security bureaucracy and engineered considerable changes in national-security policy and doctrine.

Shel 3cFor all that progress, however, there are critical gaps in Japanese efforts.

The most glaring omission is a geoeconomics strategy that integrates economic and…

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