Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2014, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

The Changing Legal Landscape of Japan

Territorial Disputes and the Possibility of Constitutional Reform

Yoshiaki Sato

Keisuke Mark Abe

(Seikei University, Faculty of Law)

Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften - Japanologie, Seminarraum 1
Universitätscampus, Hof 2, Eingang 2.4, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien


Against the backdrop of the rise of Chinese military power in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s top priority is to change the interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, which has long been thought to prohibit the exercise of collective self-defense. Apparently, Abe also aims to revise the present pacifist constitution in toto in the near future. The presenters will discuss various aspects of the changing legal landscape of and surrounding Japan.


Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Japanologie und AAJ (Akademischer Arbeitskreis Japan)


Mag. Angela Kramer
Universität Wien
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften - Japanologie