Japan Institute for National Fundamentals
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Jan 16, 2020
【#647】Futility of Denying Disciplined Parenting to Ban Corporal Punishment
Shiro Takahashi Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare released a draft guideline on corporal punishment on December 3 before the revised Child Abuse Prevention Act takes effect in April. After considering comments from a wide range of people, the ministry will finalize the guideline in March. The draft says that any act to .... <Read more>
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Jan 09, 2020
【#646(Special)】Deploring Japan’s Limited Sense of Crisis
Yoshiko Sakurai Japan in the Reiwa Era from May 2019 must resolve important, difficult challenges involving national fundamentals one by one. In contrast to the 30-year Heisei Era when we benefitted from peace dividends without pain under Pax Americana, we must develop capabilities to defend Japan, its people and its .... <Read more>

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【#645】Kim Calls for Self-reliance to Make Breakthrough against Sanctions
Tsutomu Nishioka North Korea held a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party for four days from December 28. Although some 300 full and candidate members of the Central Committee usually attend a plenary meeting, about 2,000 were present at the gathering this time, including party cadres,

【#644】Amending Constitution is the Only Way to Cope with Great Transition
Tadae Takubo The year 2019 saw a great transition in the world’s postwar regime. It does not matter whether the transition is right or wrong, or whether it meets the established values or not. Among leaders in the world at present, German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be the only self-proclaimed democracy leader, while