Almost All Japanese Look Favorably at the JSDF, So Why Do We Keep the Forces in Limbo?

      The debate over constitutional revision within the Japanese government and the Liberal Democratic Party looks to begin in earnest. On March 7, the LDP Headquarters for the Promotion of Revision of the Constitution, chaired by veteran lawmaker Hiroyuki Hosoda, began preparations for the party’s draft proposal on the amendment of Article 9. […]

Japan’s Biggest Challenge: Urgently Amending the Constitution

The Japan’s Diet was open to public on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 as Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the coming into force of its post-war Constitution . (Photo by  Masamichi Kirihara)     “The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will launch full-fledged new nation-building efforts along with the people,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in his New Year statement […]