Jul 26, 2015

Alarmist defense white paper

By highlighting the threat posed by China, the government appears to be using the white paper to drum up public support for the Abe administration's controversial security legislation.

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. ...