#30 Is Japan Still a Pacifist Society? Asia Rising

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At the end of World War II, Japan adopted Article 9 into their constitution, aspiring to international peace and not having a standing army. Pacifism became part of the Japanese identity, but this could change with recent legislation.


Professor Nick Bisley (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia) and Matt Smith discuss the recent constitution changes and what it could mean for Japanese society.


Follow Nick Bisley on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nickbisley

Follow Matt Smith on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nightlightguy


Copyright 2015 La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Please contact for permissions.

At the end of World War II, Japan adopted Article 9 into their constitution, aspiring to international peace and not having a standing army. Pacifism became part of the Japanese identity, but this could change with recent legislation.


Professor Nick Bisley (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia) and Matt Smith discuss the recent constitution changes and what it could mean for Japanese society.


Follow Nick Bisley on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nickbisley

Follow Matt Smith on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nightlightguy


Copyright 2015 La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Please contact for permissions.

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