Nov 4, 2014

Aquino explains backing Japan's new self-defense policy

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Tuesday he is backing the Abe administration’s reinterpretation of the Constitution to be able to exercise the right to collective self-defense because of the situation Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have encountered since last year. Speaking before delegates ...

How Japan's Article 9 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 7, 2014

How Japan's Article 9 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

There is mounting speculation that the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize may honor people fighting to protect Japan’s war-renouncing Constitution. The prize is scheduled to be announced Friday. The nomination is for “Japanese people who conserve Article 9,” which is understood to include all those ...

Sep 2, 2014

Wrong path to full sovereignty

by Jiro Yamaguchi

The change in the government's long-standing interpretation of Article 9 of the Constitution may lift some restrictions on Japan's use of military force, but Japan will not become a full-fledged sovereign state as long as it has a leader who can neither think autonomously ...