Abe’s Plan For Japan: A Fourth Arrow?
Date of Issue2015-11-19
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeatedly claimed that Abenomics, represented by ‘Three Arrows’ of reform, is his highest policy priority. However, his government’s controversial passing of the Security Bills suggests that a higher priority is the unpopular goal of re-establishing jishu kenpō (自主憲法), an ‘independent constitution’ in place of the US drafted ‘imposed’ Constitution. This ideologically driven project, not economic reform, has been the real focus of the Abe administration.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 252-15
Nanyang Technological University