Aug 19, 2016

DP leader Okada raps Biden for nuclear remark on Constitution

Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada criticized U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday for stating that Japan’s pacifist constitution was written by the United States. Okada said the comment, made Monday as Biden attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to let Japan obtain ...

Aug 4, 2016

Abe's pick of nationalistic Inada as defense chief riles China

China’s state-run media has slammed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s choice of right-leaning nationalist Tomomi Inada as the country’s new defense minister. China Central Television said on Wednesday the appointment showed “how Japan’s security policy is swinging all the more to the right,” urging heightened ...

LDP vice chief negative about revising Article 9

Jul 26, 2016

LDP vice chief negative about revising Article 9

Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, expressed a negative view about revising Article 9 of the Constitution, which bans the country from having armed forces. A majority of LDP members believe Article 9 needs to be revised, Komura told a ...