Japan’s New National Security StrategyJanuary 9, 2014
The new document released last month is the clearest official signal yet of Japan’s intent to leave its post-war semi-pacifism behind. It also deeply and firmly enmeshes Japan into the US-led alliance system designed to check Chinese ambitions. There is a clear arc around China – Japan, Australia, and India (although India has no formal alliance with the US, they have deepened their ties with Australia and Japan).
English translation here.