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Breaking news: Japan reinterprets Article 9

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Jul 1, 2014 — Despite huge public opposition and tens of thousands of people demonstrating against his move, Prime Minister Abe and his administration have just passed a Cabinet decision to allow Japanese participation in collective self-defense operations.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201407010053

MAJOR SECURITY SHIFT: Abe Cabinet opens door for SDF to use force abroad - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
MAJOR SECURITY SHIFT: Abe Cabinet opens door for SDF to use force abroad - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Despite huge protests around the country, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on July 1 approved changes to Japan's postwar security policy that could lead to the Self-Defense Forces' use of military force in overseas battles. The Cabinet approved a document that revises the government's interpretation of war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution to allow Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense.
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