Japan Up in Arms

100 Artists at the Ouchi Gallery

At the “100 Artists Exhibit” at the Ouchi Gallery I did a survey on “what is peace.” The theme for the exhibit was Japan in New York.

Not since World War II has Japan had arms beyond it shores. The US drafted constitution forbids it but now the country is drafting new security legislation.

The security legislation will allow collective self defense according to Nikken News. Opposition leaders say Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and other leaders have reinterpreted the constitution.

Opposition lawmakers say the bill is unconstitutional. Street protesters chant ” Stop the war legislation.” While there is fierce opposition to the legislation, a Plenary session will make the final decision this week


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