From the place of conflicts in Africa, thinking about of the Right of Collective Self-Defense, “Kaketsuke-Keigo”

* This report was made open to the public on the JVC’s Japanese web site in July, 2014, and had received many accesses in the fiscal year of 2015, when the argument about security legislation became most heated in Japan; [Original Published: July 11, 2014 / Takaki Imai, JVC’s resident representative in Sudan] On 1st July, 2014, the Japanese cabinet made a decision to approve the use of force overseas in the name of the right of collective self-defense. The Prime Minister of Japan refers to “kaketsuke-keigo” as one of reasons why the right of collective self-defense will be used. It means that when a NGO’s staff like me who…

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A lot of problems in “Kaketsuke-Keigo” by the Self-Defense Forces in South Sudan

[ Original Published: February 5, 2016 / Hiroshi Taniyama, JVC’s President ] President Taniyama joined JVC in 1986 and has conducted activities in many local sites overseas. About the current issues around the world that should not be ignored, he is speaking specifically from a viewpoint of a NGO for international cooperation, which is familiar with the reality overseas. (Hiroshi Taniyama, JVC’s president, had been assigned to reside in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Afghanistan for twelve years in total. Besides being the president of JVC, he is also the chairman of JANIC, one of the most influential NGO for international cooperation with the type of networking in Japan, and also…

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