Earthquakes, tsunami, a global pandemic and deteriorating security environment have highlighted the urgency of constitutional reform for the people and nation.
The public backlash caused by PM Kishida's gift to the Ukraine president of a mere rice paddle is revealing of how most Japanese perceive war.
The invasion of Ukraine has changed Japanese mindsets, dashing our illusion of peace when a dictator threatened to blow up a country with nuclear weapons.
Will candidates for Japan’s Upper House be better than outgoing ones who delayed condemning China’s human rights violations and deciding constitutional reform?
Potential invaders would face a higher hurdle if Japan has its own military protecting the nation and its people, like other democracies throughout the world.
Choosing the option of surrender over nuclear war is dubious. Such a weak attitude is exactly what a country flashing its nuclear card would want.
Japan is still unable to revise its Constitution, which was created while it had no sovereignty ー even though sovereignty was restored 70 years ago.
After 75 years, Japan should be mature enough as a democracy to have its citizens determine what they want their future to look like.
The Self-Defense Forces are relied upon by the people in times of national emergencies. It is time conservatives stop the talk and take real action to...
Constitutional revision would mean waking up, when the Japanese put under a spell by the American Occupation still prefer to slumber in their defeat.
Japan has no means to counter a possible Chinese invasion. Its constitution, untouched for 74 years, prevents it from establishing land, sea, and air forces.
Drafted on the assumption of Western superiority, the postwar Japanese constitution is not an artifact of Japanese political will or self-determination, but a monument to what...