Episode #20: Japan Military

Guest: Saki


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On this episode, I chat with Saki about the recent news about the growing military in Japan as well as the following:


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently passed a bill adding “collective self defense” to the constitution.

According to Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, the Japanese military is very limited to only self defense.

“It is their job as a leader to protect our nation, even if they are criticized.”

“Peace is not always pretty…. Peace takes work.”

“Self defense is not about starting wars.”

The importance to follow foreign media to better understand your own country.

It’s good to see Japanese citizens protesting the government.

Abe said “Japan needs to stop apologizing for World War II.”

Japanese relationship with South Korea

“Capitalism can create peace between countries.”

What will Japan look like in 50 years?


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