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In Defense of JapanFrom the Market to the Military in Space Policy$
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Saadia Pekkanen and Paul Kallender-Umezu

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804700634

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.001.0001

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The Players

The Players

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(p.54) 3 The Players
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In Defense of Japan
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.003.0003

This chapter identifies the key players in the militarization of space technology in Japan. It describes the changes in the organization of the nation's principal space agencies and institutions, and discusses the role of different government agencies and associated organizations and the key programs identified with the construction of a military space infrastructure. The chapter also considers the role of the corporate players in this militarization saga, which include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima-Harima Industries, and Toshiba Corp.

Keywords:   space technology, militarization, Japan, government agencies, military space infrastructure, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima-Harima Industries, Toshiba Corp

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