TOE Alert: Abe Undermines Cause of Collective Self-Defense as His Approval Rating Plunges

posted by Richard Katz on June 29, 2015

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An overwhelming majority of Japanese not only oppose the changes in the nation’s security laws that Abe is trying to ram through the Diet this summer, but they also believe that Abe’s bills are unconstitutional.


Upwards of 58% of the population opposes Abe’s security bills, and just 28% support them.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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