Analysis: The End of Constitutional Pacifism in Japan?
By 23 September 2015
National Diet of Japan [photo credit: IACL]
<p><strong>In response to the Japanese diet enacting ‘Security Laws’ on 19 September 2015, the Japan Association of Constitutional Law has decided to post the following entry written by Professor Yasuo Hasebe at Waseda University, former vice-president of IACL.</strong></p><p>On 19 September 2015, the National Diet of Japan enacted a series of statutes, which enable the government to exercise the right of collective self-defence. One of the statutes also enables the government to dispatch the Self-defence Forces to take charge of logistics for foreign military forces waging wars. This enactment symbolises Japan’s turn of course regarding its long-held stance on constitutional pacifism.</p>
Read the full article here: International Association of Constitutional Law