Abe calls for constitutional amendments proposals to be debated in Diet

National / Politics Jul 8, 2019

Abe calls for constitutional amendments proposals to be debated in Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday demanded that the Diet discuss his Liberal Democratic Party's proposals for constitutional amendments. The LDP's proposals include defining the roles of the Self-Defense Forces in the Constitution's war-renouncing Article 9. Political parties should put forward their own proposals for constitutional ...

Influential Japanese philosopher Takeshi Umehara dies at age 93

National Jan 14, 2019

Influential Japanese philosopher Takeshi Umehara dies at age 93

Influential Japanese philosopher Takeshi Umehara died of pneumonia at his home in Kyoto on Saturday. He was 93. Umehara, who was awarded the Order of Culture in 1999, addressed not only philosophy but also touched on wide-ranging topics about Japanese culture. Born in Sendai, Umehara served ...