Apr 16, 2014

Avoid setting dangerous precedent

The Abe administration is trying to kill — by a mere Cabinet decision alone — a constitutional interpretation barring collective self-defense that has been backed by Diet debates for decades.

Apr 10, 2014

DPJ exec backs LDP's 'limited' collective defense plan

A Democratic Party of Japan official told reporters in Washington on Wednesday that the major opposition party should support the proposal on legalizing Japan’s “limited” use of the right to collective self-defense. DPJ Deputy Secretary-General Akihisa Nagashima was referring to the proposal made late ...

Abe ready for full-on military drive

| Mar 27, 2014

Abe ready for full-on military drive

by Ayako Mie

With the launch next Monday of a special intraparty panel directly under his lead, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party are ready to kick off their full-fledged drive to reinterpret the Constitution to allow Japan to help defend its allies. ...