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Revising the Japanese Constitution

A website translating the new draft of the Japanese constitution into English which the Liberal Democratic Party (the party which PM Abe Shinzo belongs to) wrote/proposed. Keep Reading

Cunning Linguistics and the Japanese Constitution

In response to an article in the Japan Times and as a follow-up to my post and discussion on Japan's remilitarization, the information below is presented to further discuss or argue over Japan’s right to collective self-defense. Keep Reading

Japan classified as an aircraft carrier power and does not rule out war

I love indicators and love it when the truth comes out. In 2008, I blogged on Japan Rising in the Pacific which discusses Japan’s military ambitions and right to self-collective defense. Here is the latest from the IISS via the China Daily: Japan has been formally classified for the first time since World War II as… Keep Reading

Japan’s About Face

I previously posted on Japan’s rise militarily in Asia: “Many of the BT’ers are well aware of  my post regarding Japan’s “defensive” military capabilities and the need for Japan to step up and do more than open their fat checkbook when it comes to defense contributions. Some may also remember my posts on Japan’s steady… Keep Reading


Is PM Aso half-stepping on collective self-defense?

The Yomiuri Shimbun ran a story on Prime Minister Taro Aso half-stepping or playing politics when it comes to discussing Japan’s right to (re)militarize. Aso remains unable to begin discussion to alter the government’s constitutional interpretation that prohibits the country from exercising the right to collective self-defense. Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Aso,… Keep Reading

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