This house supports the continued remilitarisation of Japan.
In the aftermath of World War II, the United States forced Japan to accept Article 9 of its constitution, which outlaws war as a means of resolving international disputes with other states.
In 2015, amidst calls for the wholesale repeal of the article, Shinzo Abe’s government succeeded in reinterpreting Article 9 to allow Japan’s Self-Defense Forces to come to the aid of their allies in war.
More broadly, Japan has invested heavily in bolstering its military capabilities, and has pointedly positioned a substantial naval force in the East China Sea.
Round #4 /
Nov 5, 2016