Pushing for vastly increased contributions when Japan and South face looming recessions amid an ongoing pandemic will not serve U.S. interests
For Jeffrey W. Hornung's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Will public opinion thwart Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to amend the Constitution?
Tokyo could play a role far beyond writing checks for an agreement.
Abe's proposed consitutional revision provides a solid legal basis for the SDF while holding sacred the universal values of the Constitution about which the Japanese people feel strongly.
While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has talked a good game about Japan playing a bigger international role, his track record so far shows little has changed.