Amid the increasing threat of despotic regimes, the new Kishida Cabinet must prioritize constitutional reform to establish defense as a core state function.
Shinzo Abe provided Japan with strong leadership for a record length of 8 years and 8 months, leaving behind the foundation for regional peace and security.
Earthquakes, tsunami, a global pandemic and deteriorating security environment have highlighted the urgency of constitutional reform for the people and nation.
Identifying four priorities for constitutional reform, PM Fumio Kishida asks, "Can we really protect the lives and livelihoods of our citizens" without them?
The late prime minister Shinzo Abe was an unparalleled statesman. While others averted their eyes from Japan's harsh security situation, he faced it head-on.
Given that the Japanese economy is still mired with deflation, Japan should issue defense bonds as a balance between economic growth and national defense.
The 2022 Defense of Japan white paper shows Tokyo would deplore an invasion of Taiwan by China which would stir up a devastating conflict in the...
With a clear mandate, the ruling coalition of the LDP and Komeito must act on reforming Japan’s postwar Constitution and address urgent issues affecting the people.
Will candidates for Japan’s Upper House be better than outgoing ones who delayed condemning China’s human rights violations and deciding constitutional reform?
Public opinion is swaying in favor of amending Article 9 to recognize the Self Defense Forces, and given the regional threats, the sooner the better.
Japan should be proud of its past. The truth is that when Japan did have a military, it used it for the noblest purpose of all...
The Prime Minister says parliamentary debate and public opinion must be enlivened at the same time as the ruling party pushes for four amendments.