Beyond article 9: Broader considerations for Japanese constitutional reform

Author: Inoue Takeshi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

In Japan, debate over constitutional revision tends to focus narrowly on such hot-button issues as Article 9 and the status of the emperor. Constitutional scholar Inoue Takeshi argues for a broader conversation—encompassing such issues as environmental rights, gender parity, and intergenerational equity—to pave the way for reforms needed to strengthen and modernize Japan’s democracy.

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Diet members welcomed to Capitol Hill at reception

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

On May 3, 2016, Sasakawa USA took part in a reception at the U.S. Capitol welcoming members of Japan’s National Diet, who were visiting Washington, D.C. during Japan’s Golden Week. The reception, hosted by organizations that foster a strong U.S.-Japan relationship through legislative exchanges, celebrated the strength of the U.S.-Japan relationship. The reception was packed

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Rebranding the DPJ: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

This data analysis, “Rebranding the DPJ: Old Wine in a New Bottle?,” is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. The article originally was written and published on March 28, 2016. For the original posting, click here.   Seeking to improve their electoral fortunes, the Democratic Party of Japan and Japan

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JPP: Abe remains strong ahead of major decisions

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is entering a critical period in the life of his government, with several important decisions and actions coming within the next few months. The good news for him is that opinion polls suggest he is entering this period in a position of strength.

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