Abe and Pro-Active Pacifism in the Face of Climate Change

DeWit, Andrew
November 2013
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;11/4/2013, Vol. 11 Issue 44, p1
The author questions the pro-active pacifism approach of Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo which is centered on weapon to ensure security amid the threats of climate change. He notes that the Arab Awakening is an evidence on the threat posed by climate change to national security. The U.S. conducts collaboration such as the 2013 Pacific Environmental Security Forum to boost capacity to reduce the risk. He cites the reasons for Japan's reluctance to address climate change and why it must do so.


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