Land of the Rising Gun Japan Joins the SCS Party
In addition to sending its own ships, Tokyo will bolster the defenses of Southeast Asian countries.
Why Not Tax Bullets?
The U.S. has had some success in reducing cigarette use, alcohol consumption, and even fuel consumption by increasing taxes on the consumable. Let’s try it with guns.
Land of the Rising Gun Japan Abides Abe
Shinzo Abe’s apparent success in pushing through his controversial remilitarization plan tells us something about Japan’s readiness as a society to confront China’s growing power.
Land of the Rising Gun Defense Law Erodes Abe’s Approval Rating
Abe’s military agenda is teetering on the brink of victory, even as the prime minister himself comes uncomfortably close to the brink of defeat.
Land of the Rising Gun This Is It: Japan’s Ruling LDP Readies Militarism Bills
It’s all been building up to this: two anti-pacifism bills in Japan’s parliament that the ruling party is pushing to vote on before the end of this week. But the Japanese people are staunchly opposed to the bills.
Land of the Rising Gun Japan Mulls Joining NATO Missile Consortium
Tokyo is weighing signing on with NATO’s SeaSparrow shipborne missile consortium, which among other things would be its first such consortium and would deepen Japanese defense ties with key allies.