Nov 1, 2017

What now for Abe with his new mandate?

Handed a new mandate by voters, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should carefully consider whether amending the Constitution is a priority issue given the economic and demographic issues facing the nation.

LDP reviews adding a new Article 9 clause on SDF

/ Jun 22, 2017

LDP reviews adding a new Article 9 clause on SDF

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering introducing a new clause under Article 9 of the Constitution to refer to the Self-Defense Forces as an "organization which allows the minimum force necessary for self-defense," a party source said Wednesday. The envisioned new section is in ...