27/12/2016

My view of "Renunciation of War"


Last month, I got a chance to speak for public about Japanese Constitution "article 9(Renunciation of War)"

CHAPTER II. RENUNCIATION OF WAR
Article 9.Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.(http://kaigaikiji.com/?p=1521)


Personally opinion about Article 9.

I don't want to attack anyone. 
I don't want to kill anyone, and I don't want to be killed by someone. 
It doesn't make sense killing one to save precious. The one is surely precious to someone.

I will run away from a battle, if I can't avoid the situation, I will fight without weapons like Gandhi. "non-violence and civil disobedience." 

Obviously, our constitution says so. I totally agree with that. However, we have a huge self-defence force. They are sent to Sudan as PKO. The essential part of Article 9 has already killed. 


Our Self-defence forces are unconstitutional.

The experts in the law said "Self-defence forces" are unconstitutional but Japanese governments have recognised it is constitutional for a long time.
We have the constitution "renunciation of war". However, Japan has the force and the right of collective self-defences. The constitutional irregular is awful deception in Japan.


Should Japan change the article 9?

I believe that our exist Constitution is great, but as realistic we have already forces and majority of Japanese accept self-defence forces and many Japanese people support them, so we should change the constitution. Additionally, we should put the world "Japan doesn't have the right of collective self-defence" because the majority don't want to have it. Anyway, I believe this is a referendum matter.


The Draft of the Revision of the Constitution done by the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats are Japanese ruling party for a long time after WW2.

◆Pacifism
Article 9. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation, and cease the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
2. The provisions in the preceding paragraph shall not prevent from exercising the right to self-defense.
(National Defense Force)
Article 9(2). In order to ensure peace and independence as well as for the safety of Japan and the Japanese people, we shall possess the National Defense Force under the prime minister as commander-in-chief.
2. When carrying out tasks provided under the provisions in the preceding paragraph, National Defense Force shall be subject to Diet approval and other controls as required by law.
3. Besides the activities to perform the duties provided in paragraph 1, the National Defense Force shall conduct internationally cooperative activities in order to ensure peace and safety, as well as maintain public order or protect to the lives and freedom of the Japanese people, as required by law.
4. Besides the provisions defined in the preceding two paragraphs, matters concerning the National Defense Force establishment, regulations and security protection shall be established by law.
5. In order to deal with crimes, pertaining to duty or confidential matters of the National Defense Force, which are committed by National Defense Force service members or other public officials, the military court shall be established in the National Defense Force. In this instance, the defendant's right of appeal to the normal court must be guaranteed. (http://www.asuno-jiyuu.com/2013/11/blog-post.html)


The draft allows to fight against others or other countries to save our sovereign and independence. I don't want to keep anything with attacking someone. We need to change the "article 9", but I don't agree the "Liberal Democrats'" at all.
Therefore I suggest pre-changing constitutional referendum like Newzealand's new flag referendum. At first, we vote which one is the best draft of amending constitutions from few drafts which written by governments or citizens and so on, then, at last, the most popular one is competition on the referendum. It takes a long time, and a bit complicated, but it's the best way to listen to the opinion of Japanese.


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