Prime Minister Abe and the LDP’s push to get security legislation passed is outrageous, according to Asahi Shimbun.
South Korea’s emphasis on forced labor in 23 Meiji industrial sites that gained UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status recently is largely political maneuvering.
Nagashima Akihisa, an expert on security issues from the Democratic Party of Japan, explains that while the top opposition party cannot go along with the security legislation proposed by the Abe administration, it does not totally reject the idea of exercising the right of collective self-defense.
The Abe administration has drawn up security legislation aimed at dealing “seamlessly” with situations ranging from peacetime to contingencies. What will change? And how about revision of the Constitution? We interviewed Iwaya Takeshi, chair of the LDP’s Research Commission on Security.