The Wrong Path
Shinzo Abe vows to introduce substantive amendments with the ultimate aim of changing its war-renouncing clause. His attempt has not only met with opposition at home, but also been denounced worldwide. Countries that fought against Japanese militarism, including China, have all voiced concerns
Abnormal Normalization
Abe's pursuit of constitutional revision aims to erase Japan's aggressive history during World War II. Critics say, however, that to close that dark chapter of its history, the Japanese Government should face up to it through honest introspection rather than whitewash its past deeds
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Abe's Lousy Souvenir
Japanese prime minister's U.S. trip didn't go as expected due to differing demands in East Asia
The Return of Abe
As Japan undergoes a political power transition, problems remain the same
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Japan's new defense guidelines lead the country in the wrong direction
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