Military Expenditure and Economic Growth: The Case of Japan

  • Keisuke Matsuyama
  • Mitsuhiro Kojina
  • Yutaka Fukuda


In the early 1950s the Japanese Self-Defense Forces were established at the request of the United States. This has subsequently been the object of heated discussion as the Japanese Constitution declares that Japan abandons any war potential.


Economic Growth Public Investment Japanese Government Military Expenditure National Budget 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    GNP and military expenditure were analysed on a per capita basis for the purpose of normalising the data.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Japan shares a considerable part of the costs expended by the United States in stationing its Armed Forces in Japan. These monies come from Japan’s military budget. In addition, Japan continues to receive what is termed ‘onerous’ aid from the US Armed Forces. Having regard to utilities and various forms of conveniences, Japan is also obliged to pay for these services.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993

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  • Keisuke Matsuyama
  • Mitsuhiro Kojina
  • Yutaka Fukuda

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