John Bruni and special guest Prof. Purnendra Jain discusses ‘Japan Today’ following the July 10 Upper House elections. How strong is Prime Minister Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party? Is Article 9 of Japan’s Peace Constitution being successfully eroded by Japanese nationalists? Will Japan remain a ‘Pacifist State’? How does China factor as a strategic threat to Tokyo? What did the loss of the Royal Australian Navy’s AUD50 billion Collins class submarine replacement program mean to Japan’s ambitions for becoming a significant defence exporter?

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