SEALDs members' next step — launching a think tank

National Dec 15, 2015

SEALDs members' next step — launching a think tank

by Tomohiro Osaki

Members of the student group that ignited a massive wave of youth protests last summer against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bills are embarking on a new project. Six members of Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy (SEALDs) have announced the launch of a think ...

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 ...

National / Politics Sep 18, 2015

Main elements of Abe's security legislation

The Upper House is expected to enact laws that could allow Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the changes are needed to address new challenges, including China's growing military assertiveness. Critics say ...