Analyzing Abe's fixation on the Constitution

Jul 22, 2015

Analyzing Abe's fixation on the Constitution

The nation’s pacifist Constitution remains intact more than half a century after Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi told U.S. television viewers in October 1958 that the time had come for Japan to abandon the war-renouncing Article 9. Amending the Constitution was Kishi’s long-standing political aim. ...

Okinawa deadline sought in 1957

Oct 30, 2013

Okinawa deadline sought in 1957

Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi pressed U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a summit in 1957 to consider setting a deadline for returning Okinawa, saying the Japanese public might otherwise become nervous about U.S. intentions, according to diplomatic records declassified Wednesday. The talks, 15 years ...