U.S. welcomes Japan's enactment of new security legislation

National / Politics Sep 19, 2015

U.S. welcomes Japan's enactment of new security legislation

The United States on Friday welcomed Japan's enactment of new laws that ease restrictions on overseas activities of the Self-Defense Forces, including allowing them to help allies even if Japan is not directly attacked. "We welcome Japan's ongoing efforts to strengthen the alliance and play ...

Editorials Sep 10, 2015

Dubious peacekeeping law revision

Proposed revisions to the United Nations peacekeeping law contained in the security bills now in the Diet contain serious ramifications for the Self-Defense Forces.

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

National Aug 30, 2015

Thousands protest Abe, security bills at Diet rally

by Tomohiro Osaki

In one of the strongest signs of public frustration over controversial security bills likely to be passed by lawmakers next month, thousands of people surrounded the Diet building Sunday afternoon to protest their enactment and call for the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Organized ...