In Japan, debate on the Constitution, Article 9 in particular, is becoming louder these days. However, there is no serious attempt to build a new regional framework for prosperity and stability of Asia. My presentation will consider what is required in Japanese politics if Japan is to take a more active role in the formation of a peaceful Asia.
|Jiro YAMAGUCHI||Jiro Yamaguchi is director of the research project 'Comparative Research Concerning the Changes of Governance in the Age of Globalization.' He has numerous publications in Japanese on issues of governance.|
|Hokkaido University Public Policy School|
|[Joint Australia-Japan Workshop] Searching for Equitability and Peace in the Post-9/11 World: Exploring Alternatives for Australia and Japan|