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The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
June 02, 2016
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
The Japan Conference is shaping public opinion using grassroots methods, in tandem with PM Shinzo Abe’s strategy.
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
Japan Launches New Warship
October 31, 2015
Japan Launches New Warship
A Japanese shipyard has launched a new minesweeper for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Japan Launches New Warship
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?
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
February 15, 2015
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
The region should welcome greater engagement by democratic Japan.
Japan: From ‘Proactive Pacifism’ to ‘Proactive Diplomacy’
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
November 05, 2014
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
The Philippines is seeking to indirectly link its territorial problems with Japanese normalization.
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
October 03, 2014
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
In the East Asian regional context, Japan’s changing security posture is not the force for peace Tokyo claims it is.
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
September 04, 2014
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
To play a productive role in a tense neighborhood, Tokyo needs to look beyond constitutional interpretations.
Promise and Potential Peril: Japan’s Military Normalization
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
July 02, 2014
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
Though left unsaid, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan figured prominently into Tokyo’s reinterpretation of Article 9.
Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Material?
April 25, 2014
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Material?
One civil society group in Japan is campaigning to have Article 9 of the Constitution win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Material?
The Flawed Logic Behind Beijing’s Senkaku/Diaoyu Policy
May 16, 2013
The Flawed Logic Behind Beijing’s Senkaku/Diaoyu Policy
Is Beijing correctly weighing the risks and gains in its negotiations with Japan over the disputed islands?
The Flawed Logic Behind Beijing’s Senkaku/Diaoyu Policy
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