Thousands Protest PM Abe’s “War Bills’” Passage
July 16th, 2015
Japan’s pacifistic era appears to be drawing to a close. By Kyle Mullin The strict antimilitary provisions written into Article 9 of the Asian nation’s constitution after its WWII defeat have since been highly valued by many of its citizens who hope to leave their country’s wartime capabilities firmly in the past. Protestors rallied in …
Peace at any Price?
June 17th, 2013
Heiwaboke – what does peace really mean in Japan? by Henry Watts After returning from a trip around Europe a few years ago, an embarrassed Japanese friend told me about how on two separate occasions she had ‘lost’ her euros. A lady asked for “small change” at a Barcelona bus stop before swiping the lot, and …