ATSMLAnti-Terrorism Special Measures Law (Japan)
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The poster child for the consequences of the nascent power split between the upper and lower houses, which the Japanese media have creatively christened a 'twisted Diet,' has been none other than controversy surrounding the extension of the so-called Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law (ATSML).
While some observers insist on equating SDF withdrawal with Tokyo reneging on its alliance commitments, such an interpretation, which conflates the debate over the ATSML with support for the US-Japan alliance as a whole, is a clear case of not seeing the forest from the trees.
The DPJ leadership's decision to oppose the ATSML was highly politicized and framed primarily on (somewhat dubious) legalistic grounds.