April 29, 2013
There is a growing move among Diet lawmakers to rethink the Constitution from scratch. They say it is time to go back to the basics of constitutional debate by redefining the...
April 11, 2013
On April 9, Toru Hashimoto, co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party, spoke to lawmakers of his party about his personal views on the Constitution. I find them quite sensible.
April 08, 2013
Upper House legislator Hiroyuki Konishi's blog was recently accessed more than 200,000 times in just one week and inundated with critical posts, an example of what is known on...
January 12, 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has set in motion his strategy to gain control of the Upper House--and pave the way to achieve his longtime goal of revising Japan’s pacifist...
December 06, 2012
It's not often a Lower House election offers the potential for far-reaching changes in policy that will shape the nation for years to come.
August 28, 2012
The government on Aug. 28 downgraded its assessment of the economy, the world's third largest, for the first time in 10 months.
June 22, 2012
A revision to the Atomic Energy Basic Law adding an appendix stating that nuclear power should “contribute to national security” has passed the Diet. Those words, which...
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