Abe Ambition to Amend Article 9 of Constitution Provoke Pros and Cons

Melissa Grace Juliyanti, I Ketut Surajaya

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In the 1947Japan Constitution, there is article 9 whose contents relates to Japan's foreign policy and demilitarization affair. Prime Minister Abe plans to amend Article 9 because the article restricts Japan's use of military force in resolving disputes or international conflicts so that Japan's capability is limited especially in the field of security and defense. The plan raises pros and cons in Japan society. This paper explains Japanese perspective of the amendment plan of the 1947 Japan Constitution that Prime Minister Abe wants to do. The analysis shows that majority of Japanese reject the plan. Japan until now has refused to participate in any form of war or to strengthen its military power, arguing fear of Japan to repeat of the past mistake in World War II. This research was done by historical research method and literature study. The analysis in this research is qualitative with descriptive analysis technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1492
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • Amendment
  • Constitution
  • Article 9
  • Pros and Cons


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