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Title

Whose peace? Anti-military litigation and the right to live in peace in postwar Japan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Department/School

History and Philosophy

Abstract

This article examines two anti-military court cases that took place in Hokkaido during the 1960s and 1970s and their legacy today. It demonstrates how protesters against Japan’s Self-Defense Forces developed the notion of the right to live in peace through a creative interpretation of the Constitution. [Article abstract]