Does pacifism need an update?

National / Politics May 3, 2014

Does pacifism need an update?

by Tomohiro Osaki and Masaaki Kameda

With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe increasingly bent on altering the pacifist Constitution, backers and foes of his revisionist agenda held gatherings on Constitution Day on Saturday to make their voices heard. Opponents massed at a hall in central Tokyo to unify their argument against the ...

National / Politics Apr 1, 2014

Abe eases weapons export rules

by Mizuho Aoki

The Cabinet approves eased principles and guidelines for weapons exports, ending a strict ban that lasted nearly 50 years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets the stage for Japan to play a more active role in global security.