NDPGNational Defence Programme Guideline (Japan)
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Cumulative developments in the regional security environment, combined with a landslide victory by the Democratic Party in September 2009, led to the issuance of the 2010 NDPG, which promised enhancement of "readiness, mobility, flexibility, sustainability, and versatility" to create a "dynamic defense force." (6) A notable element of the 2010 NDPG was its focus on acquiring amphibious capabilities that were deemed pivotal to defending the Southwest Island Chain.
Just after returning to power, Abe's cabinet expressed its willingness to revise the NDPG issued by the previous DPJ government in 2010.
Tokyo's increased apprehension of China's military development and the bilateral tensions that erupted after a Chinese trawler collided with a Japanese coastguard patrol boat in September 2010 were arguably reflected in the latest update of the NDPG and the shift of military weight from Hokkaido to the Nansei Islands.
Each NDPG prescribes JSDF capabilities, acquisition goals, and annual budgetary outlays within a corresponding 5-year Mid-Term Defense Program and annual budgets.
This examination will take into account recent achievements and developments such as Japan's NDPG and new legislation to deal with contingencies, as well as the expanded agreement on mutual logistical support and progress in BMD cooperation.
In fact, they were implemented in line with the 2010 revision of the NDPG, and reflected the reorientation of Japan's security strategies in response to China's strengthened naval presence in the Western Pacific and North Korea's military provocations (Ministry of Defense 2010).
The 2010 NDPG lays out a definitive shift away from the Cold War framework, which had called for strong bulwarks against the Soviets based in the northern areas of Japan, to a focus on the southwestern islands of the Japanese archipelago, where Japanese forces have encountered Chinese military activities and incursions.
The 2010 NDPG reflected Japan's recognition of the need to enhance its defense posture in the East China Sea and along the southern Ryukyu island chain to contend with Chinas assertive military modernization.
Japan's National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG), approved in December 2004, call on Japan to become more engaged militarily in the Indian Ocean region from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, permit military exports to the United States for development of joint missile defense, and increase the size of rapid reaction forces, whose main mission is to prevent infiltration from North Korea.
In what appeared as a response to this more assertive posture of the PLA Navy (or PLAN) the Japanese Ministry of Defense in its 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) identified the southwestern islands as a priority for defense spending and advocated a shift in the nation's strategic focus to them.