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Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has requested a record five trillion yen ($42 billion) defense budget for fiscal year 2016 and reinterpreted the constitution to allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense. The efforts have provoked growing alarm.

Japanese Scholars Say No to War

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
C. M. Rubin

Seventy years after the end of World War II, Manabu Sato (Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo) believes Japan stands at a critical juncture. "One path," he explains, "is that of a nation that does not wage War; the other, a nation that wages War." Professor Sato and Professor Nakano join me to discuss the issues.

A Veteran Falls Again at Iwo Jima -- But This Time in the Hands of U.S. Marines and Japanese Allies

P.J. Dermer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News
P.J. Dermer

As fellow veterans and medically trained tour staff moved quickly to assist John, a strong and forceful call was heard, one heard countless times decades before.