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COLLECTIVE SELF DEFENSE

JAPAN / Politics
May 31, 2015
Abe's security bills baffle 81% of the public: survey
The government is doing a terrible job explaining legislation that could send Japanese soldiers into harm's way without Diet approval, a survey finds.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 28, 2015
Abe says Constitution would rule out full-scale invasion, but 'exceptions' are unclear
As debate rages in the Diet over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bills, the opposition has identified a key question: Could Japan use force on foreign territory to support the U.S.?
JAPAN / Politics
May 27, 2015
Abe lays out scenarios for SDF dispatch if security bills pass
If contentious security reform bills are enacted by the Diet, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japanese forces could hypothetically be dispatched to mine-sweeping operations in the Strait of Hormuz.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 25, 2015
Correctly understanding Japan's postwar history
Japan's mission should be to provide humanitarian solutions to the problems confronting the victims of conflicts rather than engage in war in the name of collective self-defense.
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2015
Defense chief draws flak for downplaying new risks posed by security bills
Defense Minister Gen Nakatani has triggered a backlash from opposition parties by saying the government's security bills won't end up putting Self-Defense Forces personnel at greater risk.
EDITORIALS
May 22, 2015
Security bills raise critical questions
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must discuss the potential downside of security legislation that would usher in a major shift in the nation's postwar defense posture.
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2015
Energy shortage within conditions for collective self-defense: Abe
Japan could exercise the right to collective self-defense if an attack on a friendly country were to cause an energy shortage here, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in reference to two security bills his administration has submitted to the Diet.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2015
Peace or war? Diet plays security bill name game
The government says two safely named security bills endorsed by the Cabinet are for “peace,” but the titles aren't flying with everyone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 15, 2015
Experts split on proposed SDF reforms; poll suggests public wary
Two noted experts interviewed by The Japan Times have contrasting views of Prime Minister Abe's ambitions to alter Japan's postwar security posture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 14, 2015
Abe: Japan won't slide into U.S. war despite collective defense loophole
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried to brush off concerns Thursday that Japan could be dragged into a war involving the United States, saying the government's security legislation allows the Self-Defense Forces to address every situation in a seamless manner to protect Japanese citizens.
EDITORIALS
Apr 24, 2015
Blurry limits on SDF missions
Security legislation prepared by the Abe administration does not dispel concerns that the SDF's overseas missions could be expanded without limits.
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2015
Four situations laid out in new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines, including collective action
Japan and the United States will state how their forces will cooperate in four specific situations, including a case of collective self-defense, in revised defense cooperation guidelines aimed for release later this month.
EDITORIALS
Mar 25, 2015
Broadening SDF missions abroad
An outline of a package of security legislation planned by the Abe administration fails to set clear restrictions on the scope of the Self-Defense Forces' overseas missions.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2015
Abe government proposes allowing SDF to gather intelligence for foreign militaries
The central government is considering allowing the Self-Defense Forces to gather intelligence for foreign militaries as part of expanded logistical support as Japan seeks to boost its military missions abroad, a government source said.
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2015
Abe presses forward on collective defense
The Abe administration proposed Friday amending the Self-Defense Forces Law to make it legal to exercise the right to collective self-defense, moving a step closer to the possibility that Japan will use military force even if it is not under direct attack.
EDITORIALS
Feb 25, 2015
Risky expansion of SDF missions
New Abe administration policies in the works appear to expand the scope of of SDF activities abroad to almost anything short of direct use of force.
EDITORIALS
Feb 15, 2015
Questions of self-defense
A legislative package of bills on security — prepared by the ruling coalition with the aim of implementing the Abe Cabinet's decision last July to enable Japan to engage in collective self-defense — will no doubt be the main focus of the current Diet session.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 12, 2015
Abe sidesteps expanded SDF role in Diet policy speech
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 12, 2015
Japan, U.S. may revise defense cooperation guidelines before Diet debates security bills: sources
The revision could occur before legislation to loosen constraints on the SDF is debated in the Diet, sources say, which would likely prompt intense criticism from opposition lawmakers.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 10, 2015
Australia sub deal puts Abe in precarious position
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge on Monday, but his last-minute pledge to allow an open tender on the construction of new submarines poses a challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who must weigh the political risks of becoming more public about his ambition to tap...

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