Military policy

Japan's new defense posturing

A set of national security bills prepared by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to drastically change the country's defense posture. (Background photos: Kyodo, Reuters)

TOKYO -- Seventy years after World War II Japan's defense policy is again at a critical juncture. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has submitted a set of key national security bills to the Diet, the country's parliament, which has everyone talking. The package of bills is expected to ...