Japan Elections Revive Questions About Peaceful Constitution (Los Angeles Times)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1604”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“title”:“”,“alt”:“Los Angeles Times”}}]]In the run-up to Japan’s elections, Dartmouth Professor Jennifer Lind tells the Los Angeles Times there is little reason to believe that Shinzo Abe—the former prime minister restored to power in the elections Sunday, December 15, 2012—would take Japan in a dramatically more militaristic direction.

“It’s a completely predictable thing for a country that has this giant, rising superpower in its backyard. … But I get troubled when people talk about the ‘hawks’ being elected,” says Lind, an associate professor of government. “If anything, Japan is starting to act more like Canada.”

Read the full story, published 12/15/12 in the Los Angeles Times.

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