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 ...

A dark age dawns for politics in Japan

| Jul 23, 2016

A dark age dawns for politics in Japan

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“Historic,” that much-overused word, seems almost acceptable as a description of the Upper House elections earlier this month that gave Japan — for the first time in its postwar history — a government strong enough to get serious about rewriting the Constitution. Arguably other ...