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Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
May 18, 2017
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
November 03, 2016
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
A look back at the past -- and ahead to the future -- of Japan's post-war constitution.
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
September 18, 2015
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
Japanese militarism was buried for good in August 1945 and likely will not rise again.
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
March 04, 2015
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
Japanese lawmakers in the ruling coalition are debating the merits of allowing greater weapons use by the Japanese military.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
July 01, 2014
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
A man sets himself on fire in protest at Abe’s policies. But that’s not news for NHK.
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
June 25, 2014
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
A new government draft has garnered coalition support, and could be approved as early as next week.
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
June 04, 2014
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
Japan may use the prospect of large arms deals with Australia to influence public sentiment over military normalization.
Japanese Arms-Trade for Domestic Consumption
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
May 22, 2014
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
The prospect of an upcoming tour this summer will see Japan attempt to increase its security profile.
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
Miyazaki’s <em>Kaze Tachinu</em>: Winds of History Fan Japan’s Political Debate
August 21, 2013
Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu: Winds of History Fan Japan’s Political Debate
Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film has sparked heated debate.
Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu: Winds of History Fan Japan’s Political Debate
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
August 01, 2013
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
Japan’s deputy prime minister has come under fire for Weimar Constitution remarks.
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
Revising the Japanese Constitution
May 17, 2013
Revising the Japanese Constitution
Amending Article 9 may seem logical, but it could have implications for the way Japan sees itself.
Revising the Japanese Constitution
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