Japan’s Cabinet Seeks Changes to Its Peace Constitution — Issues New “Interpretation” of Article Nine


Andrew L. Oros

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 270


Washington, D.C,: East-West Center

Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Andrew L. Oros, Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that "Nothing has yet been changed in Japanese law, and even if new laws are passed in the fall based on this cabinet statement, the agreement within the ruling coalition places substantial barriers on Japan exercising this right in the years to come."

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