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[26WashIntlLJ125] The End of Constitutional Pacifism?

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dc.contributor.author Hasebe, Yasuo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-23T15:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-23T15:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation 26 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 125 (2017) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1660
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 26, Number 1, January 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION On September 19, 2015, the National Diet of Japan enacted a series of statutes which enable the government to exercise the right of collective self-defense. One of the statutes also enables the government to dispatch the Self-defense Forces to take charge of logistics for foreign military forces waging wars. This enactment symbolises Japan’s turn of course regarding its long-held stance on constitutional pacifism. Pacifism maintained under the Constitution of Japan was not pure pacifism rejecting any use of force. The successive governments held that the right of individual self-defense, in other words, the right to use force in order to repel on-going or imminent, unlawful armed attack against Japan itself, could be exercised under the Constitution. However, past governments maintained that the right of collective self-defense, which is to be invoked when foreign states are under military attack and request support from Japan, is clearly prohibited under Article 9 of the Constitution. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [26WashIntlLJ125] The End of Constitutional Pacifism? en_US
dc.title.alternative The End of Constitutional Pacifism? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2017 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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