May 22, 2014

Godzilla vs. the Japanese Constitution

Ryan Faith, Vice

The Associated Press

Japan’s ongoing and long-running debate about its relationship with military force and role in the world was marked by two coincidental but related events last week. A panel proposing new interpretations of Japan’s pacifist constitution released a report a day before the latest Godzilla flick hit screens around the world. Both developments are very different views on the same thing. For 60 years and counting, Japan hasn’t really come to a concrete conclusion on whether or not it really should have a military, and if so, what that military should do.

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