Talking About Security
The Abe administration is now seeking enactment of security legislation that posits the possible implementation of collective self-defense by Japan and aims to enable the country to deal “seamlessly” with security challenges. Meanwhile, the Guidelines for Japan-US Defense Cooperation were recently revised for the first time in 18 years. Seventy years after the end of World War II, Japan’s security strategy is at a major turning point. What is changing, and what are the prospects for amendment of the Constitution? In this series we interview lawmakers of various stripes for their informed opinions on these issues.