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Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
August 18, 2018
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Emperor Akihito, known for his emphasis on reconciliation and peace, gave his last speech at Japan’s annual ceremony for WWII dead.
Japanese Emperor Akihito Delivers Final Official War Memorial Speech
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
January 31, 2018
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
Abe makes a fresh attempt to reform Japan's pacifist constitution.
Japan's Prime Minister Seeks 'Broad-Based Agreement' on Constitutional Revision
China, Japan, and the Future of UN Peacekeeping
July 21, 2017
China, Japan, and the Future of UN Peacekeeping
New mission parameters pose challenges to both China and Japan’s peacekeeping engagement.
China, Japan, and the Future of UN Peacekeeping
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
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
March 31, 2017
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Developing retaliatory capabilities will face political and financial headwinds in Japan.
Japan Eyes 'Counter-Attack' Capability Against North Korea Missile Threat
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
October 27, 2016
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
A GSDF unit joining UN peacekeepers in South Sudan could be the first authorized to use force beyond self defense.
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
June 01, 2016
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
Yet another hostage-taking incident in the Middle East is sparking debates in Japan.
Will Islamists Force Japan to Abandon Pacifism?
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
October 22, 2015
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
"Only in Japan is unilateral pacifism considered by so many to be viable national policy."
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
October 09, 2015
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
Japan's defense policy is indeed gearing for change, but the changes are limited and rooted in the US-Japan alliance.
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
August 08, 2015
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
The 70th anniversary of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a focal point for opponents of defense reform.
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
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