Tag - collective-self-defense



Oct 2, 2008
Aso raises collective defense
Prime Minister Taro Aso has puzzled many in his government and party with his indication that he may move to enable the Self-Defense Forces to exercise the right to collective self-defense, lifting decades-old legal restrictions.
Japan Times
May 19, 2007
Abe's panel on examining collective defense kicks off
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Friday the first meeting of a government panel tasked with debating how far Japan should be allowed to go in defending allies who come under attack, amid rising tension over security, including North Korea's nuclear programs.
Japan Times
May 19, 2007
Collective defense: What it means for Japan
Under the initiative of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a new government panel held its first meeting Friday to discuss whether Japan can legally exercise the right to participate in "collective self-defense.''
May 14, 2007
62% OK with Japan's ban on collective defense
Sixty-two percent of people responding to a survey say the current government interpretation of the Constitution barring Japan from exercising the right to "collective self-defense" should remain intact, up 7.4 percentage points from the previous survey in April.
May 3, 2007
Ota says no way to 'collective self-defense'
The leader of New Komeito expressed opposition Wednesday to Japan engaging in "collective self-defense," a contentious topic a government panel plans to take up this month.
Sep 6, 2006
Abe expresses intent to revise Constitution to exercise collective defense
Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe, all but certain to be the next prime minister, again expressed on Tuesday his strong ambition to revise the pacifist Constitution and maintain the right to exercise collective defense on specific occasions.
Feb 11, 2004
Changing security situation may alter collective defense stance: Koizumi
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi hinted Tuesday that the government might alter its constitutional interpretation of the nation's right to collective self-defense as it deals with future changes in the security situation.
Sep 8, 2001
Collective defense does not contravene Article 9: Miyazawa
Former Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa proposed here Thursday that Japan reinterpret its Constitution to allow the Self-Defense Forces to support and defend U.S. forces if a U.S. military operation is directly connected to Japan's security. Article 9 of the Constitution stipulates that the Japanese people...
May 31, 2001
Time ripe for collective defense: panelists
Panelists at a symposium on Japan-U.S. relations held in Tokyo this week agreed that Japan should lift its ban on engaging in collective defense as both nations seek to strengthen security ties.
Mar 24, 2001
LDP panel pushes for collective defense
A panel of the Liberal Democratic Party called Friday for a change in government's interpretation of the Constitution so that Japan can engage in collective defense to reinforce its alliance with the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.
Oct 2, 1997
Actions under defense pact not deemed collective defense
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto said actions taken under the revised guidelines for Japan-U.S. defense cooperation will not be interpreted as collective defense, which is banned by the Constitution.Identifying emergency situations that "have an important influence on Japan's peace and security" as mentioned...


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