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Let’s have a war! The reincarnation of a war criminal, The LDP, and militarising Japan

“Rich nation, strong army” (fukoku-kyohei) was the nineteenth-century slogan the ruling elite used to rapidly industrialize in the advent of the Meiji period to protect national interests against Western colonial…

Japan’s Peace Constitution, Article 9, And Why Abe Wants To Dismantle It: A short primer

RENUNCIATION OF WAR Article 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and…

The First Victim of War is The Truth: Japan’s Journalists Protest The Secrets Law

All journalists know the saying, “The first victim of war is the truth.” The Manchurian Incident began with a Japanese Army plot. The Japanese people were only told the truth…

The Prime Minister, The Past, The War, The Shrine and What Is Said In The Unsaid

“The only way to end the controversy is to impose a moratorium on visits to Yasukuni by any serving Cabinet ministers. Officials should honor Japan’s war dead at the official…