Tag - collective-self-defense



Japan Times
Jan 30, 2015
Constitution defender Okudaira dies at 85
Yasuhiro Okudaira, a founding member of the Article 9 Association for defending the Constitution, died of a heart attack at his home in Tokyo early Monday, the association said Friday. He was 85.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 11, 2015
Legislation eyed to let SDF help non-U.S. forces in global conflicts
Japan plans to enact a law authorizing the Self-Defense Forces to help military allies other than the United States during international conflicts, an outline of the legislation shows.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 28, 2014
Japanese government, LDP to draw up permanent law on dispatch of Self-Defense Forces overseas
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party plans to draw up a permanent law governing the dispatch of Self-Defense Forces personnel overseas.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2014
Ruling parties begin talks on security laws that could pave way for collective defense
The deputy chiefs of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito launch discussions on security-related bills, including on Japan exercising the right to collective self-defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 26, 2014
Futenma plan 'quickest solution' to Ginowan safety threat, new defense chief says
New defense chief Gen Nakatani repeated Friday that the purpose of moving U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa is to get it out of crowded Ginowan, stressing that keeping it in the prefecture will make sure it remains a deterrent in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dec 24, 2014
Challenges for Abe's new term
Newly reelected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shouldn't view his recent election victory as a vote of confidence in his economic policies.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 17, 2014
55% do not support Abe's security policies, poll shows
More than half of the respondents to a Kyodo News opinion poll do not support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's handling of security policies, which include allowing the nation to begin aiding allies under armed attack, despite the ruling bloc's victory in Sunday's election.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2014
'Dame yo, dame dame,' and 'shudanteki jieiken' declared top buzzwords of 2014
"Dame yo, dame dame," meaning roughly "No you mustn't, no no," the signature phrase of the female Japanese comic duo Nippon Elekitel Rengo, has been selected as one of the nation's top two buzzwords this year, the award's organizer said Monday.
Dec 1, 2014
Judging Abe's policies
Along with the bread and butter issues of the economy, voters are urged to take a serious look at the Abe administration's actions in the areas of defense and freedom of information over the past two years.
Nov 4, 2014
Aquino explains backing Japan's new self-defense policy
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Tuesday he is backing the Abe administration's reinterpretation of the Constitution to be able to exercise the right to collective self-defense because of the situation Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have encountered since last year.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 3, 2014
Abe administration starts work on collective security action
The Abe administration has embarked on work to enable the Self-Defense Forces to take part in collective security actions that potentially put troops in harm's way, such as mine sweeping operations in the Middle East in the absence of a cease-fire, an official said.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 23, 2014
Defense guideline revamp faces delay until April, U.S. says
A senior U.S. government official has suggested that the U.S. and Japanese governments may postpone finalizing new defense cooperation guidelines until next April, months after the current year-end deadline.
Oct 8, 2014
New Japan-U.S. defense guidelines will stress global reach
Japan and the United States released an interim report Wednesday on revising their bilateral defense cooperation guidelines by the year's end, in which they call for more global military cooperation between the two countries that will "benefit the (Asia-Pacific) region and beyond."
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 6, 2014
U.S. official reassures South Korea over revision of defense guidelines with Japan
A senior U.S. official on a visit to South Korea has defended the ongoing revision of defense cooperation guidelines between Washington and Tokyo, saying the process will "strengthen peace and stability" across the Asia-Pacific region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 4, 2014
Peace prize pundit bets on Article 9 guardians to win Nobel
A Nobel Peace Prize observer speculates that the Japanese people who uphold the war-renouncing Constitution are the most likely candidate to win this year's award.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 2, 2014
Japan, U.S. to release interim report on defense guidelines next week
Japan and the United States plan to release an interim report on a planned revision of bilateral defense cooperation guidelines next Wednesday after their senior officials meet in Tokyo to finalize it, a Japanese government source said on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2014
Japan may wait until 2015 to revise defense guidelines with U.S.
The Abe administration may postpone a planned revision of bilateral defense cooperation guidelines with the United States until next year, to help weather planned local elections and keep the ruling coalition together in the face of legislation to reform Japan's security policies.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2014
Secrecy law creates ruckus over guidelines
With less than three months to go until the contentious secrecy law takes effect in December, Japan faces the daunting task of finding the right balance between national security and the public's right to know.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2014
Eto pledges to move quickly on Futenma relocation
New Defense Minister Akinori Eto says he will make every effort to achieve the “earliest possible” relocation of the Futenma base to the proposed site further north on Okinawa Island.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 4, 2014
Abe entrusts job of winning public support for security reforms to Eto
Akinori Eto, the newly appointed security legislation minister, said Wednesday he will try hard to win the public over on accepting the historic change in security policy that will let the Japanese military use force under the right to collective self-defense.


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