The world’s most famous democracy is facing its own moment of reckoning.
The military has imposed martial law, or “state of emergency,” across parts of the country, and the threat of it is now being felt most acutely in a nation that had been relatively calm.
There are signs that the emergency is having an impact on some aspects of life.
But for many in Japan, this will not be the last time the military will come calling.
The government has made the decision to ban foreign nationals from leaving the country and to require passports to enter the country.
It is a measure that was already being used in the early days of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, when Japanese athletes were forced to leave after the military ordered them out of the stadiums.
“The government wants to make a political statement,” said Kenji Yoshikawa, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at Tohoku University.
“It’s to demonstrate that it is not in the best interests of the Japanese people if foreigners are allowed to come to Japan.”
It will be interesting to see how this policy plays out.
One way or another, many are not sure what will happen to their loved ones.
As Japan’s parliament prepares to debate the bill, one of the most popular questions on Twitter is: Will the country go to war with China?
The answer is likely to be no.
At the moment, the country is a relatively calm place.
China has threatened to take a more aggressive stance in the future, including the deployment of anti-aircraft weapons and naval drills.
The country’s military has been in a state of emergency for months now, and many fear it could come to an end.
Despite a massive public outcry over the situation, there is no sign of widespread public protests in response.
In addition, there are few signs of public protests against the measures the government is taking.
However, the Japanese public seems to be getting impatient with the situation.
A recent poll found that 62 percent of people surveyed are concerned about the situation in Japan and believe that the government has been “misleading” them in the past.
For many, it is the first time they feel like the country’s government is acting in the way it says it is.
If the government does come to a point where they feel that they cannot go to work or school, they could use their passports to get out of their country.
This article is from the October 1, 2020 issue of Fortune.