Posts Tagged: Article 9
Washington and Tokyo remain committed to growing the U.S. military footprint on the island of Okinawa — whether Okinawans like it or not.
With its pacifist constitution (literally) beaten down into irrelevance, Japan is in the throes of an identity crisis.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers — by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.
Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world.
Japan is on the verge of abandoning its peace constitution. But Tokyo should think twice, for the sake of Japan, the region, and the world.