Takii, Kazuhiro. “The Constitution of Japan: A Contextual Analysis by Shigenori Matsui (review).” The Journal of Japanese Studies vol. 40 (2014): 235-239.
Kuroki, Masanori. “The Deployment of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in Iraq and Public Trust among Different Ideological Groups.” Defence and Peace Economics vol. 25 (2014): 281-289.
Kameda, Akihiko. “"The Earth Happiness Charter" and Peace.” Journal of International Society of Life Information Science vol. 32 (2014): 275-290.
Powell, Bill. “Japan Rethinks Its Pacifist Constitution, Alarming Its Neighbors.” Newsweek 163 (2014).Abstract
Over the years, as Japan boomed economically, men like former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi have tried to boost Tokyo's military without violating the constitution. [...]in 1960--in the face of bitter opposition from the Japanese left (then a much more potent force politically than it is today)--Kishi struck the U.S. Japan Security Treaty with Washington, binding Tokyo to an active role in self-defense during the Cold War.
Ravitch, Frank S.The Japanese Prime Minister's Visits to the Yasukuni Shrine Analyzed under Articles 20 and 89 of the Japanese Constitution.” Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice vol. 6 (2014): 124-136.
Friedman, Norman. “A New Military Era for Japan? United States Naval Institute.” Proceedings vol. 140 (2014): 90-91.
McMillan, Stuart. “Old Attitudes in Japan's New Leadership.” New Zealand International Review vol. 39 (2014): 10-13.
Panda, Rajaram. “Should Japan Go Nuclear?Korean journal of Defense Analysis vol. 26 (2014): 407.
Hardy, James. “Strong Constitution - Japan Looks to Reset Its Policy on Self-defence.” Jane's Intelligence Review 26 (2014).
Lin, Chien-Chih. “Survival of the Fittest (?): the Endurance of the ROC Constitution and the Constitution of Japan.” American Journal of Comparative Law vol. 62 (2014): 775-806.
Kobayashi, Hiroaki 小林宏晨. “21-seiki no sekai to Nihon (24 saishū-kai) Doitsu kihonhō o sankō ni kenpō kaisei o kangaeru 21世紀の世界と⽇本(24・最終回)ドイツ基本法を参考に憲法改正を考える.” Sekai shisō 世界思想 39 (2013): 46-49.
Komamura, Keigo. “Kindai to no ketsubetsu monogatari e no kaiki.” In Kaiken no nani ga mondai ka, edited by Yasuhiro Okudaira, Kōji Aikyō, and Miho Aoi. Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, 2013.
Chinen, Ushi 知念 ウシ. Nihonkoku kenpō kaiseian ⽇本国憲法改正案. Shiranfūnā no bōryoku: Chinen Ushi seiji hatsugen shū シランフーナーの暴⼒:知念ウシ政治発言集. Tokyo: Miraisha 未来社, 2013.
The Economist,Back to the future. Japan's constitution.” The Economist. London, 2013.Abstract
Ever since its founding in 1955, Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has wanted to write a constitution to replace the ultraliberal one which America drafted for the devastated country in a matter of days in 1946. Throwing off the framework imposed by the former occupiers is the life's work of Shinzo Abe, the prime minister. Along with a hoped-for rebound in the economy, rewriting the constitution lies at the heart of his notions for a revived Japan. Other parties will in any case contest the LDP draft. Their agendas for amendment are so various as to ensure years of debate. New Komeito, for instance, wants to increase the power of the lower house of the Diet relative to the upper house. The JRP wants decentralisation of government. Meanwhile, the public might well balk at approving a new article 96. The real risk is that, even if constitutional revision gets nowhere in the end, it will in the meantime distract attention from the vital task of reviving Japan's economy.
Tepperman, Jonathan. “Japan is Back: A Conversation with Shinzo Abe.” Foreign Affairs, 2013, 92, 2-8.
The Economist,Spin and substance. Japan and America.” The Economist. London, 2013.Abstract
We have restored the bonds of friendship and the trust between Japan and the United States that had been markedly damaged over the past three years. So Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, congratulated himself after his first meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on February 22nd. Back in Japan, politicians and the media lent their uncritical echoes to Mr Abe. They were delighted with his bold assertion that, in terms of its economic and diplomatic clout, Japan is back. Yet in the United States the judgment was rather different.
Hosoya, Yuji. “The Abe Administration's Domestic Strategy and Northeast Asia.” SERI Quarterly 6 (2013): 30-39.
Mie, Ayako. “Abe's Push for Collective Self-Defense.” Pacific Forum CSIS vol. 13 (2013): 103-106.
Lintao, Yu. “Abnormal Normalization.” Beijing Review vol. 56 (2013): 14.
Rinehart, Ian. “Collective Self-Defense and US-Japan Security Cooperation.” East-West Center Working Papers Politics, Governance, and Security Series. vol. 24 (2013): 1-20.