Oct 19, 2015

Weapons development and exports

Japan is well on its way to become a weapons developer and exporter following a decision last year by the Abe administration to discard a long-standing arms export ban.

Oct 10, 2015

Hibakusha group disheartened after missing Nobel Peace Prize

The leaders of a group of survivors from the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki expressed disappointment Friday after being overlooked for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. “It is very regrettable,” Terumi Tanaka, 83, secretary-general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb ...

Oct 6, 2015

Legislation Bureau misconduct

The Cabinet Legislation Bureau's failure to keep records of its internal discussions leading up to the Abe administration's reinterpretation of Article 9 only deepens suspicions about the legal legitimacy of the Cabinet decision and the subsequent security legislation.