Japan Fyle

5/4/17

  • Japan’s leader calls for revisions of Japan’s pacifist constitution. [Link]

11/22/16

  • Japan is sending 350 troops to South Sudan. This is the first time since WWII that Japan has sent combat authorized troops overseas. [Link]

9/29/16

  • A new agreement between the US and Japan will allow Japan to assist the US in interventions around the world. [Link]

9/25/16

  • Japan is increasing military spending and strengthening alliances. The moves are seen in Japan as countermeasures to China in the South China Sea. [Link]

8/24/16

  • The Japanese economy is increasingly being nationalized by the Bank of Japan. The Bank of Japan is buying up shares of companies. This has the effect of propping up the Japanese stock market, as the Bank of Japan often pays 30% extra for stocks. [Link]