July 4, 2014
Will Japan's Democracy Survive Abe?
William Pesek, Bloomberg
The Associated Press
Japan has every right to defend itself. It's been a good global citizen since 1945 and deserves a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. If its people support a change in the pacifist Article 9 of the postwar constitution, then so be it. But Abe should hold a national referendum on the issue, and lawmakers in his Liberal Democratic Party shouldn't give him carte blanche to pretend Japanese law allows what it forbids.
TAGGED: Japan, Shinzo Abe