No sooner had the draft constitution been made public than women and gender equality enthusiasts, among whom were thousands of men and youths, began staging a series of protests against its regressive provisions that curtailed the rights of women as equal citizens.
Enhancing the security-related legal framework alone is of limited significance when it comes to improving Japan's deterrent capabilities. Only if the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) carry out joint exercises with the armed forces of other countries to build up a multifaceted defense cooperation structure can the effectiveness of the legislative arrangements be guaranteed.
In Indian media, experts often discuss China's expansionism, economic clout, aggressive foreign policy and its military threat to India as well as other nations without really contextualizing the historical factors that have played a critical role in shaping China's current nationalist policies.
2015/7/22, 1 Comment
There's no loss of face in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' about-turn in damping his nation's debt crisis. He made the right choice between an immediate chaotic exit from the European Union and staying within its fold -- for now.
Depending on whom you ask, the Iran nuclear deal is either an important breakthrough that removes a key threat in the Middle East or a historic mistake that will plunge the region into a nuclear arms race.
Why not finish work earlier than usual so you can enjoy the evening hours with your family or friends?
Living with his parents in a village near Sialkot, northeast Pakistan, Qasim Ali was everyone's favorite child. On most afternoons, he played cricket outdoors with his best friend, Saqlain.
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be." This famous quote from the play "Hamlet" makes Shakespeare as relevant as ever.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the government will go back to the drawing board regarding the construction plan of the new National Stadium.
Japan has not had a formal military since the United States wrote the country's pacifist Constitution at the end of World War II, only a self-defense force. Tokyo was happy to be the joey in the American kangaroo's pouch. Thus protected by treaty, it could afford to limit its defense spending to 1 percent of gross domestic product.