English resources regarding Japan’s peace constitution and the right of collective self-defense:

[Official Statements and Documents]

Press Conference by the Defense Minister Eto
(September 3, 2014)
Xi, Park share concerns over Japan’s constitution reinterpretation
(Xinhua, July 4, 2014)
S. Korean lawmakers adopt two anti-Japan resolutions
(Yonhap, July 4, 2014)
Statement by US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Decision
(July 1, 2014)
Report of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security
(May 15, 2014)


[Statements and analyses]

Buddhism, Shinto and ‘Proactive Pacifism’
Heart and Soul, BBC World Service, July 24, 2015
Change to Japan’s post war pacifism clause sparks protests
DW July 22, 2015
Japan considers expanding military mandate; critics defend post-war tradition of pacifism
FSRN July 21, 2015
The Right to Collective Self-Defense, Arms Export, and ODA
– The Three Pillars of Japan’s Integration to the US Military –
Akira Kawasaki (June 29, 2015)
Japan’s Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context
Akira Kawasaki and Celine Nahory (The Diplomat, October 3, 2014)
“Myths” About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change – What critics (and the Japanese public) do understand about Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation
Bryce Wakefield and Craig Martin
(The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus,  September 08, 2014)
Abe Cabinet Reshuffled:Many right-wing faces, but cautious start
Akira Kawasaki (September 4, 2014)Debating Japanese Defense
Joseph S. Nye and Gareth Evans (Project Syndicate, August 8, 2014)
The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation calls upon the Japanese Government to uphold Article 9
The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation (July 28, 2014)
In Japan’s defense change, context is everything
Richard Fontaine and Jeffrey W. Hornung (The Japan Times, July 18, 2014)
Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change
Michael Green and Jeffrey W. Hornung (The Diplomat, July 10, 2014)
A Call to Preserve Japan’s Peace Constitution: Support the Global Article 9 Campaign
Initiatives for International Dialogue (July 16, 2014)
Abe hijacks democracy, undermines Constitution
Jeff Kingston (The Japan Times, June 21, 2014)
Statement on the Re-interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution
World Council of Churches (July 7, 2014)
Quakes in Japan’s pacifism
Akira Kawasaki and Celine Nahory (Al Jazeera, May 30, 2014)
Japan’s Constitution and the Military
Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan (New York Times, May 15, 2014)
Japan’s Pacifist Constitution
(New York Times editorial, May 8, 2014)



Global Article 9 Campaign to Abolish War
Global voices against Japan’s Cabinet decision – from Global Article 9 Campaign
Fifteen Points of Concern on Japan’s New National Security Laws
Peace Studies Association of Japan