Bird-Like Character 'Bo Emon' Mystifies Japan in Government Video
The government commissioned the 18-minute video.
By ANTHONY TROTTER
April 29, 2015, 9:06 PM
• 3 min read
TOKYO -- Post-World War II Japan has been known as a pacifist nation and is constitutionally barred from engaging in war as a means to settle international disputes. However, loose interpretation of the pacifist constitution -- as well as and recent revisions to the U.S.-Japan defense guidelines -- have opened the door to Japan playing a bigger role in global military operations.
As Japan steadily widens the scope of its military, some are questioning this new direction and the role the military, known as the Japan Self Defense Forces, will play in regional and global affairs.