Cabinet slugged by angry voters

Jul 3, 2014

Cabinet slugged by angry voters

The Cabinet’s approval rating slipped 4.3 points after its decision Tuesday to adopt a new defense posture for the nation by reinterpreting the Constitution. In the telephone poll by Kyodo News on Tuesday and Wednesday, the approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet ...

May 22, 2014

Abe wants Cabinet post to lead Article 9 attack

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to create a new Cabinet minister post in charge of reworking Japan’s legal framework to remove the self-imposed ban on using collective self-defense, government sources said Wednesday. The specially assigned minister may be named in late August, and will ...

May 15, 2014

China voices concern over Abe's bid to end pacifist defense policy

China on Thursday expressed concern over the possibility that Japan will try to reinterpret its pacifist Constitution so that its military can defend other countries. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China has “full reasons to be highly vigilant about Japan’s true intentions and ...