Episode 55 – Peace in Our Time

This week, we’re going to be talking about the origins and background of Article 9, the peace clause of Japan’s constitution. Where did it come from? How has it been interpreted? What does its probable future look like? All that and more, this week.

Listen to the episode here.

Sources

Pyle, Kenneth. Japan Rising.

Pyle, Kenneth. The Making of Modern Japan.

Lectures at the University of Washington by Dr. Kitaoka Shinichi, May 28th and 29th, 2014.

Media

Dwight Eisenhower looks on as Kishi Nobusuke signs the revised security treaty in the White House. Courtesy of the Embassy of the United States in Japan.
Dwight Eisenhower looks on as Kishi Nobusuke signs the revised security treaty in the White House. Courtesy of the Embassy of the United States in Japan.
Protestors during the Anpo Riots. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Protestors during the Anpo Riots. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Japanese protestors during the Anpo riots. The large building in the center is the Diet (parliament). Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.
Japanese protestors during the Anpo riots. The large building in the center is the Diet (parliament). Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.
JSDF ground forces on a training exercise. Courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation.
JSDF ground forces on a training exercise. Courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation.
A Japanese supply ship refueling an American vessel (the USS Decatur) in the Indian Ocean during the invasion of Afghanistan. Courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation.
A Japanese supply ship refueling an American vessel (the USS Decatur) in the Indian Ocean during the invasion of Afghanistan. Courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation.
JSDF soldiers deployed in Iraq. Courtesy of USA Tdoay.
JSDF soldiers deployed in Iraq. Courtesy of USA Tdoay.

 

A period newsreel of the riots in Japan. Courtesy of British Pathe.

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