/ Sep 27, 2016

Clerical flub leaves red faces at Cabinet legislation bureau

Sloppy management of national security bills enacted last year has been uncovered at the Cabinet Legislation Bureau. Haphazard handling included marking that the bills were screened and approved on "May 0" last year, sources said. That error was later corrected to May 14, when the government ...

SEALDs members' next step — launching a think tank

Dec 15, 2015

SEALDs members' next step — launching a think tank

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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

/ 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 ...