Regarding the Dec. 5 editorial “Dangerous moves on supreme law“: It is a testament to just how far to the left political discourse is in Japan when the idea that Japan should take responsibility for protecting itself is labeled “dangerous.”

Furthermore, the editorial demonstrates ignorance of the Japanese Constitution by stating that “these parties are talking about changing the Constitution without first initiating wide and highly informed public discussions.” According to Article 96 of the Constitution, amendments originate in the Diet, and then are presented to the people for ratification. Since a two-thirds vote in each Diet house is necessary, candidates stimulate “public discussions” simply by mentioning them.

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