February 20, 2014

In Defense of Japan's Pacifism

John Traphagan, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Recently a Japanese government panel, headed by former Japanese ambassador to the United States Shunji Yanai, indicated that with some alterations to its current interpretation of the Japanese Constitution, the government ought to be able to slip out of its self-imposed ban on collective defense.

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