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Analysts: Abe's Defense Reforms Will Go Ahead Despite Opposition

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sinking public support may be causing some political discomfort but is not expected to impede his plans to expand the country’s military mission. Nor will it likely change regional perception of Japan as a country intent on becoming again a military force in Asia. Tokyo Tuesday suspended work on a new U.S. military base in Okinawa. In the last year ongoing protests at the base and demands by Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga to reduce the American...

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