right to collective self-defense
March 04, 2014
What is Japan’s right to collective self-defense?
February 18, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent remarks during Diet deliberations on the issue of Japan’s right to collective self-defense have raised further doubts about his...
February 13, 2014
The air was thick with a sense of wariness, not a fighting spirit nor a sense of urgency, at the Democratic Party of Japan’s Feb. 9 convention in Fukushima Prefecture, the...
October 28, 2013
SEOUL--Japan must obtain Seoul’s consent to exercise the right to collective self-defense in an emergency on the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean government official said.
October 23, 2013
“Pacifism” is not a word we would use to describe Japan’s first national security strategy (NSS) drafted by the Shinzo Abe administration.
October 05, 2013
The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and the United States agreed to revise bilateral defense cooperation guidelines by the end of next year in their “two-plus-two”...
September 17, 2013
Japan’s national security policy faces a major turning point, with the Abe administration set to start full-fledged debate on a proposal to change the government’s...
August 27, 2013
The new director-general of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau said any change in constitutional interpretation surrounding the exercise of the right of collective self-defense...
August 26, 2013
Fifty-nine percent of voters do not support moves by the Abe administration to change the current interpretation of the Constitution to allow Japan to exercise its right of...
August 08, 2013
“Hohi” is a Japanese word that we rarely use in everyday life. The first part of the word “ho” means law. According to the Japanese dictionary Kojien, the second part...
July 23, 2013
With a clear road ahead to push his pet policies, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he plans to resume discussions on lifting a ban on the right to collective self-defense as...
July 08, 2013
Although reluctant to say so publicly, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to take care of some national security business left unfinished due to his abrupt resignation during...
May 02, 2013
Despite strong public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his Liberal Democratic Party faces stiff voter opposition on its proposed changes to the Constitution.
March 20, 2013
The Iraq war started on March 20 exactly 10 years ago.
January 14, 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said strengthening ties with the United States is a "priority," and he wants to discuss at an early date easing a constitutional restriction on...
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