Soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defence Forces take part in a field drill with US Marines in Hokkaido. Photo: AFP

Japanese pacifism: an early casualty of a nuclear North Korea?

Japan’s ‘self-defence’ force is among the world’s most powerful militaries but it is hamstrung by a constitution that questions its existence. A North Korean missile passing overhead may help clarify matters...

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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Soldiers from the Japanese Self-Defence Forces take part in a field drill with US Marines in Hokkaido. Photo: AFP
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