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Current research: Shinzo Abe, North Korea, and the quest for a new Japanese constitution

Current research: Shinzo Abe, North Korea, and the quest for a new Japanese constitution

In his new International Politics article, Michael Magcamit asks whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s desire for constitutional change is precipitated mainly by the resurgence of Japanese nationalist sentiments as what many of his critics claim, or if there are genuinely rational justifications for revising the country’s 72-year old Constitution. And if so, why has it been so elusive for many Japanese leaders?