Japan’s Path to Constitutional Amendment

The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.

The destination is set: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unequivocally announced his desire to achieve constitutional amendment by 2020.

Ume 2bHis proposed amendment: a new paragraph in Article 9 that validates the existence of the Japan Self-Defense Force (SDF).

To that end, Abe has…

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