Feb 20, 2015

Japan's constitutional millstone


If there is one factor that could help the Abe administration overcome the constitutional millstone against modernizing Japan's military defense, it would be Obama administration support. Japan is the only power that can block China from gaining ascendancy in the region.

Apr 8, 2014

Avoid voting age disparity

The question of whether the minimum voting age for participating in Japan's referendums should be lower than the voting age for other elections remains unsettled.

Aug 3, 2013

Mr. Aso embarrasses Japan again

Remarks like those of Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso indicating that Nazis knew how to revise a sticky constitution risk creating a weird international image for Japan.

Apr 18, 2013

LDP out to undermine Constitution

The LDP seeks to revise Japan's Constitution in ways that run counter to modern principles aimed at preventing the imposition of arbitrary and warlike policy.