New security laws in Japan

TOKYO — Is Japan abandoning its brand of pacifism to wield military power in the Asia-Pacific and beyond? This question has been raised in Japan and foreign countries since the Diet passed a set of new security laws that allows Japanese forces to take part in military conflicts globally. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution […]

Grassroots movements take aim at security bills

TOKYO  — Young Japanese opposed to the passage of the government’s controversial security bills looming in the current Diet session have discovered some political backbone and are making their voices heard on a mass scale. Encouraged by a group called Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy, or SEALDs, young people who generally shun political activism […]

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