Editorials Jan 8, 2015

Danger from weapons exports

The Abe administration appears bent on establishing a system to increase arms exports, which could result in accelerating a turnaround in the national policy of avoiding pouring fuel on military conflicts abroad.

Editorials Apr 6, 2014

A risky weapons-export policy

The Abe administration must consider whether its new policy that relaxes Japan's long-standing prohibitions against weapons exports could increase tension with other countries and thereby reduce national security.

Editorials Apr 11, 2013

Uphill battle for arms treaty

The U.N.-adopted Arms Trade Treaty faces a bleak prospect of being ratified by the three countries that account for 60 percent of weapons exports.