Japan's Article 9 in the East Asian Peace

Book Chapter

Tønnesson, Stein (2017) Japan's Article 9 in the East Asian Peace, in Kevin P. Clements, ed., Identity, Trust, and Reconciliation in East Asia: Dealing with Painful History to Create a Peaceful Pressent. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave macmillan (Springer International Publishing) (251–270).

​Article 9 of the Japanese 1946 Constitution, with its renouncement of war and the use of force, gave Japan a pioneering role in East Asia's gradual transition from widespread warfare to regional peace. When Article 9 is now being revised or reinterpreted beyond recognition, Japan's role in promoting regional peace may have come to an end.

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Stein Tønnesson

Stein Tønnesson

Research Professor