A Time For Change?: Japan's Peace Constitution at 65

Constitutional revision is a perennial topic in Japanese political discussion, with Article 9—which renounces war and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes—subject to particularly vigorous debate. This new Asia Program publication asks whether it’s not “A Time for Change” for Japan’s “Peace Constitution.”
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  Edited   by Bryce Wakefield A TIME FOR CHANGE? JAPAN’S “PEACE” CONSTITUTION AT 65  Available from :Asia ProgramWoodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsOne Woodrow Wilson Plaza1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20004-3027www.wilsoncenter.orgPhoto: A supporter of Article 9 protests outside the National Diet of Japan. The sign reads: “Don’t change Article 9!” © 2006 Bryce WakefieldISBN: 978-1-938027-98-7©2012 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.www.wilsoncenter.org  The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the national, living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson. In provid-ing an essential link between the worlds of ideas and public policy, the Center addresses current and emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. The Center promotes policy-relevant research and dialogue to in-crease understanding and enhance the capabilities and knowledge of leaders, citizens, and institutions worldwide. Created by an Act of Congress in 1968, the Center is a nonpartisan institution headquartered in Washington, D.C., and sup-ported by both public and private funds. Jane Harman, President, CEO and DirectorBoard of Trustees:  Joseph B. Gildenhorn, Chair; Sander R. Gerber, Vice Chair Public Members:  Hon. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress; Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary, U.S. Department of State; G. Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution; Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States; James Leach, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities; Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Private Citizen Members: Timothy Broas, John Casteen, Charles Cobb, Jr., Thelma Duggin, Carlos M. Gutierrez, Susan Hutchison, Barry S. Jackson
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