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Empire Building South-East Asia

Japan's constitution and Article 9 guarantee for Pacifism died along with the death of Shinzo Abe.

Death throes of an empire: nationalist spirit with advances in technology giving an edge relative to neighbouring states leads to feeling of superiority, dehumanizing other people as inferior.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 5th, 2022 at 06:34:01 PM EST
Japan's Pacifism Is Dead | Sept. 2015 |

In September 2015, the Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed a package of controversial security bills that made it possible for Japan to participate in collective self-defence - that is, to respond militarily to an attack on a 'friendly' country as though Japan itself had been attacked.

The bills overturned the interpretation that Japan's constitution forbids the country from engaging in collective self-defence, a view the Japanese government had stood by for more than 60 years.

Japan's "Reinterpretation" of Article 9: A Pyrrhic Victory for American Foreign Policy?

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 5th, 2022 at 06:36:02 PM EST
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