INS-220 Culture & Social Environment: Pacific Rim
Week 1 – WWII and Japan’s Role in Modern War
Two Parts to this assignment:
Answer the DQ in 50 words or more (be specific):
Debate the dispute between Russia and Japan over the northern islands. Who has the strongest argument considering international law, historical occupation, and other facets of the argument?
Watch the videos Japan: Aggression to Pacifism and U.S.-Japan Alliance: Japan Deploys to War Zone, which can be accessed through the Week One Electronic Reserve Readings.
Write a paper of approximately 500 words that answers the following questions:
* What effects did WWII have on Japan’s military in the modern world?
* How have these rules (and Japan’s constitution) restricted its military and affected the development of its economy and economic policies?
* Compare your personal understanding of your own country’s military purpose to Japan’s self-defense-only shooting policy. How would this make you feel if your country’s military had this type of restriction? How would it affect your government’s military and economic policies?