2003 November 05 Wednesday
Japanese Leaders Want To Remove Constitution Pacifist Clause

Worries about North Korea are a major factor in the shift in thinking. (Daily Telegraph, free reg. required)

Japan's constitution should be rewritten to remove or amend pacifist safeguards imposed after the Second World War, according to a poll yesterday of candidates representing the country's governing party. The poll by the Asahi newspaper showed that constitutional revision was favoured by almost 90 per cent of candidates from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which is expected to win this week's general election comfortably.

While fears of North Korea are no doubt the biggest factor who wants to bet they haven't been thinking about China's growing economic might and growing military?

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2003 November 05 08:18 AM  Military War, Rumours Of War


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