The contemporary military policy of Japan
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- Tokyo Prepares For Military
- By Maurice Williams, The Militant, 1
February 1999. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the
Liberal Party in Japan agreed to revise a 1992 law that
permitted military participation in UN
operations. Officials from the two capitalist parties said
more legislation was necessary to activate a section of
the law allowing the military to perform other actions
that could result in armed confrontations.
- Security picture shifts as Japan asserts
- By Suvendrini Kakuchi, Asia Times, 8 April
1999. Reports of North Korean spy ships trying to
infiltrate Japan last week are fueling potentially
dramatic changes in the security and diplomatic picture in
Asia. Widespread concern in Japan about a threat from
North Korea comes in handy in efforts to boost the duties
and powers of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF).
- An Engaging Look at Hiroshima, Nagasaki,
Militarization and Montgomery
- By Teresa Williams, Black Radical Congress list, 28
August 2000. Visit to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki areas to
commemorate the 55th anniversary of the dropping of the
atomic bombs on these cities. Attempted demonstration at
the U.S. military base in Sasebo. A successful peace march
maintains commitment to non-violence and social action on
the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and
- U.S. forces' touch-and-go exercise must
- Japan Press Service, 31 January 2001. Akahata's
editorial of January 31 that said five city mayors'
demand that the U.S. forces end their nighttime
touch-and-goes is a national demand for which the Japanese
government must work immediately.
- What emergency to prepare for? Akahata on
- JPS, 28 March 2001. Akahata's editorial of March 28
criticized the government and the Liberal Democratic Party
for rushing into preparations for wartime legislation
which completely goes against the world current toward
- Japan's fuss about ‘unidentified
- Korean News, 26 December 2001. Japan's
patrol boats machine-gunned an unidentified ship in the
East China Sea, sinking it. This crime committed in
another country's territorial waters is unpardonable
terrorism in defiance of international laws.