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- Observing the International Day Against Nuclear Tests.
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- Submission to the Arms Amendment Bill Select Committee-New Zealand Parliament.
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Category Archives: North East Asian Security
Subverting the Japanese Peace Constitution undermines Hiroshima Day 2015 and the peace loving desires of the Japanese people
There is no objective justification for recent Japanese Security Legislation. The Chinese threat has been exaggerated, Japan remains relatively untouched by global terrorism and there is absolutely no need to squander moral reputation for cheap and short term political advantage. I hope the Japanese electorate will vote in large numbers at the Upper House election to challenge LDP subversion of the Constitution and basic democratic processes. I hope that the thousands who have been protesting against this legislation inside and outside of the Diet will prevail and again reassert Japan’s important moral pacifist credentials. Continue reading
Hiroshima Day-6th August 2014 Kevin P Clements Instead of commemorating Hiroshima day with my colleagues, students and friends at the Dunedin Peace Pole, I’m on a Singapore airlines flight flying from Christchurch to Singapore and then on to … Continue reading
Re-Interpret the Constitution-Militarise the Region. Kevin P Clements Shinzo Abe’s unilateral re-intrepretation of the Japanese Constitution was justified in terms of “Collective Defence” particularly of the the Japanese homeland. What was not stated, however, in the official justifications was that … Continue reading
Australian – Japan relations driven by defence interests and a desire to be deputy sheriff to the United States in North East and South East Asia. Kevin P Clements Abe left domestic political controversy in Japan-this week- to visit New … Continue reading
Reinterpretation of Article 9 a major challenge to peace in North East Asia and the rest of the world
Reinterpreting Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is a challenge to Peace in North East Asia. Professor Kevin P Clements Director National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Otago University Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to “ reinterpret” … Continue reading