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Jiro Yamaguchi

For Jiro Yamaguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 29, 2016

Postwar polity at crossroads

A full-scale debate on the Constitution needs to begin with a discussion on the significance of Japan's wartime defeat and the postwar reforms, and involve historical and philosophical explorations on the nation's postwar path.

Jul 27, 2016

Japanese freedom an illusion

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has betrayed the Japanese people in his handling of his drive for constitutional revision.

Jun 29, 2016

Much at stake in this election

If voters do not wish to give the Abe administration a carte blanche to revise the Constitution, they must express their intention in this election.

Feb 23, 2016

To make a comeback, DPJ must empower supporters

The DPJ's turnaround can only be achieved by inviting broad participation of citizens in the selection of its candidates and the establishment of a policy platform, thereby creating a new energy in politics.