In Shocking Reversal, Abe Curbs Japan’s Post-War Pacifism

Editor’s Note: This Article Was Originally Written In September 2015 For The Old Consul Website. It Is Being Re-Published Last week, in a move that reversed a seventy-year-old precedent, the Japanese Diet, led by Premier Shinzo Abe, curtailed its constitutionally-mandated pacifism. On September 18, 2015, late in the evening, the Diet passed legislation expanding the ability for the nation to engage in war for “collective self-defense.” Under the planned changes, Japan can now assume combat roles to aid their allies, … Continue reading In Shocking Reversal, Abe Curbs Japan’s Post-War Pacifism