Sep 28, 2015

Japan begins work to ease rules governing SDF's use of arms

The Defense Ministry began work Monday on relaxing rules for the use of arms by Self-Defense Forces troops after the approval of national security laws in the Diet earlier this month. As the new laws enable Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense ...

Japan's security bills are tactical approach to battle

| Aug 3, 2015

Japan's security bills are tactical approach to battle


Lawmakers are due to continue debating two contentious security bills until mid-September, comprising some of the most controversial government-sponsored legislation to reach the Diet in recent years. But the bills are considered difficult to understand, and media polls indicate a majority of voters feel ...

Jun 5, 2015

LDP to craft bill on protecting remote islands near borders

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party plans to submit a bill to the Diet aimed at keeping remote islands near borders inhabited as China becomes increasingly assertive on the high seas, party officials said Friday. The LDP’s panels on disputed islands and the economic promotion ...