Beware loss of peace clause: philosopher

National | CHARTER TURNS 60 May 5, 2007

Beware loss of peace clause: philosopher

by Setsuko Kamiya

Philosopher Tetsuya Takahashi is thankful for the unconditional freedom of thought, conscience, religion, expression, even academic freedom embodied in the Constitution — all elements crucial to his profession. The University of Tokyo professor also has high regard for Article 9, which renounces war and prohibits ...

National | CHARTER TURNS 60 May 4, 2007

LDP wants to cut freedoms: DPJ

by Reiji Yoshida

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn't understand the basics of the Constitution and wants to use it to reduce human rights, not protect them, according to the head of a constitutional study panel for the Democratic Party of Japan. Lawyer Yukio Edano, a House of Councilors ...