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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
Shinzo Abe’s Constitutional Ambitions
June 12, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Constitutional Ambitions
Despite widespread opposition, Japan’s PM is determined to reinterpret the constitution.
Shinzo Abe’s Constitutional Ambitions
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
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
May 26, 2014
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
Japan’s coalition partners are looking to iron out their differences over ‘grey-zone issues’ this week.
LDP Sets Stage for Next Collective Self-Defense Talks
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
May 22, 2014
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
While Japan’s coalition partners argue over the agenda, Abe announces a new Cabinet position to push the issue in the Diet.
New Komeito Stalls on Collective Self-Defense
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
May 20, 2014
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
Despite intense rhetoric, there is space for tactical concessions and further detente.
Japan-North Korea Negotiations to Resume
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
May 20, 2014
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
GSDF camps are to be built on three islands near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands to handle “remote island attacks.”
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
May 16, 2014
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
The LDP has made its case for collective self-defense. Will coalition partner New Komeito influence the process?
The Day After Abe’s Panel Report on Collective Self-Defense
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
July 24, 2013
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
Shinzo Abe gets the Upper House victory he wanted, and then moves to reassure voters as to his intentions.
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
The Taxing Issue
July 10, 2010
The Taxing Issue
Big party support for a consumption tax hike leaves opposing voters few alternatives.
The Taxing Issue
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