May 01, 2022
Japan’s Constitution at 75
By Sheila A. Smith
How does Japan’s post-war constitution hold up in an era of increasing great power competition and unexpected emergencies?
August 07, 2020
Explaining Japan’s Policy Debate on Strike Capability
By Daisuke Akimoto
The policy debate over Japan’s acquisition of a strike capability against enemy bases is not a new topic.
March 29, 2018
Where Is Japan in Its Military Push Under Abe?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Tokyo continues to made inroads in building up its capabilities as it confronts regional security threats.
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 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.
June 02, 2016
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
By Koji Sonoda
The Japan Conference is shaping public opinion using grassroots methods, in tandem with PM Shinzo Abe’s strategy.
July 16, 2015
Japan's New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity
By Yuki Tatsumi
By focusing solely on constitutionality, Japan missed the opportunity for a frank debate on its actual security policy.
July 03, 2015
The Truth About the Diet Security Legislation Debate
By Ichiro Ozawa
Peace should be achieved through the Japanese Constitution, the UN Charter and the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty.
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