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The Self-Defense Forces of Japan
Based on Jeff Kingston’s Japan in Transformation, 1945-2010 2nd Edition, the articles listed below, and Japan’s About Face video, https://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/video/japans-about-face-video-full-episode/1641/, (This is a link to
In a 3-5 page paper, please respond to the following questions. Please notice that the film is divided into seven parts, each lasting approximately 50 minutes. You’ll have to click on each one separately. You’ll be asked if PBS is your local station
before seeing the video; you should say yes.
Which internal and foreign policy issues prevent Japan from rethinking the Self-Defense Force’s role?
What internal and global policy reasons are causing Japan’s pacifist identity to be questioned?
Each day that a paper is late, it receives a half-grade reduction. For whatever reason, no documents will be accepted beyond Friday, May 21st at 11:59 p.m.
Because this is not a research paper, please only use the sources listed in the module for the paper assignment. After the quoted line, cite the video in parenthesis with the time from the specific frame. ( PBS 2008 00:52, Japan’s About Face). A
unique page number is required for text and article citations. After each reference, the proper citation format is indicated. In the paper assignment module, you’ll find the sources.
The Sea Change in Japanese Foreign Policy, NBR Analysis Brief, June 17, 2014, 1-2. Kenneth B. Pyle, The Sea Change in Japanese Foreign Policy, NBR Analysis Brief, June 17, 2014, 1-2. (Pyle, 2017, p.
Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change, The Diplomat, July 10, 2014. Michael Green and Jeffrey W. Hornung, Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change, The Diplomat, July 10, 2014. (Page, Green and Hornun 2014)
Foreign Affairs, March/April 2016, Michael Auslin, “Japan’s New Realism.” (Auslin, 2016, p.
“Japan’s Security Policy Reform: Institutional Changes Facilitating a Greater Role in Regional Security,” by Marta Ross, published in March 2017. (Ross 2017, page)
“How Japan Is Upgrading Its Military,” Sheila Smith, 24 February 2021, https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/how-japan-upgrading-its-military (This is a link to another website.) (Smith, 2101.)
Each time you quote from the text, make sure to cite it. After the punctuation mark, cite the author and page number in (Larus 2020, p. 12).
Because you must refer to a specific point in the text, you should not mention more than 1-2 pages at a time in any one reference. For instance, (Larus 2020, 42-43) is OK, while (Larus 2020, 42-52) is not.
You can never have too many references to the book or film, but failing to cite the content correctly will significantly lower your score.
You must use a direct quote if you use the author’s precise words. This should only happen in the case of brief sections of 1-2 sentences. Ex:
For Mao, it was not only a question of adapting Marxism, but sinicizing itgiving it Chinese traits by enhancing it with components drawn from China’s experience, writes Elizabeth Larus. (Page 48 of Larus 2020).
You must still mention the relevant passage in the text if you paraphrase (restate the author’s point in your own words).
For example, Elizabeth Larus explains how Mao combined Marxism with aspects of Chinese culture. (Larus, p. 48, 2020)
All papers will be examined for plagiarism and proper citation. Students who do not correctly cite the sources they use can expect to lose at least half of their mark. Students who plagiarize a paper (specified in the curriculum) will receive a failing grade in the course.
I received an F on my first assignment, and my professor commented, “This paper is overly broad, and it appears that you only saw the first few minutes of the movie. The civil war is the only event you address, and you were required to bring in
the relevant text. The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution were two more events that should have been covered. The costs and benefits needed considerably more explanation, and a distinct conclusion should have been included. Because Chinese names are spelled with the last name first, Zhang is Yimou’s last name. Therefore you should refer to him as Zhang Yimou or Zhang Yimou.”
I got a similar response from her again on the second paper, “On question 2, you made some nice points, but you needed to expand on the beneficial impact of technology. Question 1 is missing consideration of the political barriers, such as
limits on environmental NGOs and local governments’ reliance on polluting factory tax income. Question 3 is perplexing. You needed to discuss rural-urban inequality in the text first and then determine how the environment affects this
discrepancy. For example, rural populations are relocated in the water diversion project so that that water can flow to northern metropolitan regions. Rural citizens face the costs of urban upgrades, which is a major contradiction given that rural
people were responsible for the country’s communist victory.”
Please keep that in mind.
The Self-Defense Forces of Japan