Is Japan slipping into prewar politics?

/ | Jun 3, 2017

Is Japan slipping into prewar politics?

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“The recent flurry of legislation, including a proposed anti-conspiracy amendment to the organized crime law, recalls prewar Japan,” Kobe University criminal law scholar Hirofumi Uchida told the Asahi Shimbun in an interview in March.“Prewar Japan” is a pregnant phrase. It suggests militarist fascism. The ...

May 10, 2017

Ruling bloc pushes Lower House to pass 'conspiracy' bill

The ruling bloc is aiming to get through the Lower House a contentious bill that would punish the planning of crimes, lawmakers said Tuesday, despite lingering criticism that the legislation could threaten civil rights.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Komeito agrees to cooperate with Koike's party in Tokyo poll

Komeito has broadly agreed to cooperate with the regional political party effectively led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in the July 2 metropolitan assembly election, sources said Friday.Komeito, the partner of the Liberal Democratic Party in national politics, and Koike’s Tomin First no Kai ...