The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities

Desmon Ball, Richard Tanter

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    Japan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country. Maritime surveillance capabilities – underwater, shore-based and airborne – are critical to its national defence posture. This book describes and assesses these capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU E Press
    Number of pages134
    ISBN (Electronic)9781925022278
    ISBN (Print)9781925022261
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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