Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

Aug 30, 2015

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

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In one of the strongest signs of public frustration over controversial security bills likely to be passed by lawmakers next month, thousands of people surrounded the Diet building Sunday afternoon to protest their enactment and call for the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Aug 22, 2015

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday defended the Defense Ministry’s compilation of internal documents on national security bills on the premise of their early enactment. During a meeting of a special committee on the legislation in the House of Councilors, the upper chamber of ...

Aug 10, 2015

Mideast experts call for abolition of security bills

About 100 experts on the Middle East, including former Japanese ambassadors to the region, called Monday for the abolition of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s security bills, saying they could ruin the region’s faith in Japan and eventually threaten the lives of Japanese. “(Recent) major ...

Aug 6, 2015

The truth in Isozaki's candid words

The Abe administration's sentiments were bluntly underlined when a special adviser to the prime minister asserted that security considerations take precedence over the stability of the nation's legal system.