Author: Tobias Harris
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that he would prioritize the revision of Japan’s constitution by 2020, reordering the political agenda and staking his government on the pursuit of the prime minister’s longtime goal. Yet, the need to win a referendum means that public opinion will cast a shadow over the entire process
Author: Ogoura Kazuo
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
The 70th year of the postwar period was marked by a new war anniversary statement and enactment of new security laws that Japan’s allies welcomed and neighbors criticized. It is time, Ogoura Kazuo argues, for Japan to move beyond “postwar diplomacy” in keeping with changing international realities.
Author: The Japan Times
Categories: Daily Japan News
Several Constitutional scholars, including one selected by PM Abe’s coalition, attacked the administration’s plan to reinterpret Article 9.
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
Opinion: Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) seems to have fallen silent on defense issues. For the upcoming election, LDP members focus only on economic issues.