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Asahi Shimbun: "Abe's unacceptable rush toward collective self-defense"

Global Article 9 Campaign

Mar 6, 2014 — "Allowing Japan to exercise its right to collective self-defense actually means making Article 9 a dead letter. It would undermine the foundation of Japan’s pacifism."

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/editorial/AJ201403040017

EDITORIAL: Abe's unacceptable rush toward collective self-defense
EDITORIAL: Abe's unacceptable rush toward collective self-defense
What is Japan's right to collective self-defense? It is the nation's right to allow the Self-Defense Forces to join a counterattack launched by an ally that has come under enemy attack. What would it mean if Japan exercised this right? It means Japan would become a nation at war even though it had not been attacked directly.
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