Nagasaki mayor questions Abe’s move to change Article 9
Aug 11, 2014 — In his 2014 “peace declaration” speech at the ceremony in Nagasaki, Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged Abe's government to listen to growing public concerns over Japan's commitment to its pacifist pledge. “…The rushed debate over collective self-defense has prompted concern that this principle is shaking,” he said. “I strongly request that the Japanese government take note of the situation and carefully listen to the voices of distress and concerns.”
Read Nagasaki Peace Declaration: http://www.city.nagasaki.lg.jp/peace/english/appeal/index.html
Read more about criticism on Abe's decision at the ceremony: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/japan/2014/08/10/414491/Nagasaki-mayor.htm
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