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SECURITY LAWS

The Defense Ministry in Tokyo is one of the places newly added to the list of locations where the acquisition and use of land in nearby areas is subject to tighter regulations.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 15, 2024
Japan tightens land use rules near six U.S. military facilities
The law encourages scrutiny of land use near designated facilities and the regulation of activities there that could prevent interference of operations in the area.
Sanae Takaichi, who retained her post as economic security minister, plans to submit a revised economic security bill that includes a security clearance system during a parliamentary session starting in early 2024.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2023
Japan plans to create 'security clearance' system in 2024
Concerns have been growing over missed research and business opportunities overseas due to the lack of clear security protocols.
Members of the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and U.S. armed forces carry national flags during the opening ceremony of joint military exercises in Taguig, Philippines, in October 2022.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 27, 2023
How Japan can make the most of its latest diplomatic tool
Japan recently decided to establish a policy of Official Security Assistance. But how can it ensure its success?
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 5, 2022
North Korean missiles targeting U.S. could be shot down by Japan
If a missile like the one fired Tuesday, capable of reaching Guam, had been headed for U.S. territory, Japan could have downed it citing the right to collective self-defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2022
Japan considering easing weapons export rules to prop up defense industry
Details of the planned revision will be included in a basic policy for economic and fiscal management to be finalized by the government in June.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 16, 2021
Tokyo and Canberra quietly reach a major security milestone
Japan and Australia reached a major milestone in their security relationship when, for the first time ever, the SDF executed an 'asset protection' mission with a non-U.S. military unit.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 28, 2021
Japan’s newfound boldness on defending Taiwan
Japan's increasing concern with China's intimidation of its neighbors has triggered a shift toward a greater willingness to publicly align its national interests with the security of Taiwan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2020
China asks Japan to maintain 'exclusively defense-oriented' policy
China on Wednesday asked Japan to maintain its "exclusively defense-oriented" policy under the war-renouncing Constitution, as some Japanese ruling lawmakers have called for Tokyo to acquire the ability to attack foreign bases.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / the Argument: foreign investment
Jan 6, 2020
Will tighter foreign exchange law make Japan secure?
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / the Argument: foreign investment
Jan 6, 2020
Japan's foreign exchange law: New curbs on global investors won't serve Japan's broader national interests
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / the Argument: foreign investment
Jan 6, 2020
Japan's foreign exchange law: Stricter investment rules a boon to allies, economic security
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2019
The Jack Bauers of Europe love facial recognition
As regulators wake up to the threat of this technology, governments are pushing back with an unconvincing public-safety defense
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2019
Japan's peaceful Heisei Era leaves legacy of change, growth and tragedy
Emperor Akihito's abdication Tuesday will end the three-decade Heisei Era that began on Jan. 8, 1989, a day after he inherited the throne upon the death of his father, Emperor Showa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2018
Japan's GSDF looks to join non-U.N. peacekeeping force in Sinai
Senior members of the Ground Self-Defense Force might be dispatched to the multinational peacekeeping force in Egypt under new security laws that expanded the scope of Japanese troops' activities overseas, government sources say.
WORLD
May 31, 2018
Australia to review spy laws amid concerns over Chinese influence, top government legal officer says
Australia will review its espionage laws, the government's chief legal officer said this week, as the country seeks to strengthen spy agencies strained by juggling counter-terror work and worries about China's rising influence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2018
Former News 23 anchor Kishii dies at 73
Shigetada Kishii, a former anchor of with the news program News 23, died Tuesday of lung cancer at his Tokyo home. He was 73.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 21, 2018
Chinese rights activists fearful as former police official takes charge of legal affairs
Chinese rights lawyers and activists say the Monday promotion of former police official Fu Zhenghua to head China's justice ministry signals an even deeper freeze on attempts to use the country's legal system to defend against rights abuses.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 10, 2018
Over 85% say Japan at risk of going to war again: triennial survey
The 10-point jump from 2015 is blamed mainly on international antagonism and an inadequate U.N., the results of the January multiple choice survey show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2017
Kibo no To leadership contenders detail opposing views on security laws and Constitutional revision
Two candidates vying for leadership of Kibo no To take contrasting views on key issues that could kill or preserve Koike's founding ideals.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
May 27, 2017
Under Abe, are we heading toward a beautiful Japan or an ugly future?
Where is the beauty in downplaying the 'comfort women' issue, muzzling the media, promoting patriotic education, rolling back transparency and restarting nuclear reactors?

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