Commentary / Japan | SENTAKU MAGAZINE Mar 21, 2014

Cracks in the ruling coalition

The exercise of Japan's right to collective self-defense has become Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political creed, but ruling coalition partner New Komeito wants Abe to slow his approach, and others close to Abe have grown apprehensive about the rise of anti-American conservatism within Abe's ...

Government may put off decision on collective self-defense

National Mar 17, 2014

Government may put off decision on collective self-defense

The Abe administration may postpone until this summer officially changing the government's interpretation of the Constitution to enable Japan to come to the defense of allies under attack, amid calls from within the ruling coalition for a careful debate on the matter.