January 31, 2018
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
By Thisanka Siripala
Abe makes a fresh attempt to reform Japan's pacifist constitution.
May 26, 2017
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
By Michael MacArthur Bosack
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
May 18, 2017
Japan Debates Changing Its Pacifist Constitution
By Craig Mark
Can Shinzo Abe actually succeed in his plan to amend Article 9?
May 05, 2017
Abe’s New Vision for Japan's Constitution
By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's prime minister outlines his plan for revising Japan's constitution by 2020.
November 03, 2016
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
By Dennis Blair and Daniel Bob
A look back at the past -- and ahead to the future -- of Japan's post-war constitution.
July 14, 2016
How Specifically Does Japan's LDP Want to Revise the Constitution?
By Adam P. Liff
A 2012 proposal for amending Japan's post-war constitution offers some guidance.
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
By Ankit Panda
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
September 18, 2015
Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese militarism was buried for good in August 1945 and likely will not rise again.
July 10, 2015
How Does Japan's LDP Plan to Pass Security Reform?
By Mina Pollmann
With the 60-day rule, the Diet juggles technicalities and the LDP presses forward its bill reinterpreting Article 9.
March 04, 2015
To Shoot or Not to Shoot?: Japanese Legislators Debate SDF Weapons Use
By Ankit Panda
Japanese lawmakers in the ruling coalition are debating the merits of allowing greater weapons use by the Japanese military.
July 01, 2014
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
By Kyla Ryan
A man sets himself on fire in protest at Abe’s policies. But that’s not news for NHK.
June 25, 2014
Abe’s Collective Self-Defense Cabinet Approval Imminent
By Clint Richards
A new government draft has garnered coalition support, and could be approved as early as next week.