Japan: Parliament allows military to fight overseas

  • In a historic move, the Japanese parliament voted to allow the country’s military to fight overseas for the first time since World War 2 ended seven decades ago.

    Opposition MPs made a last-ditch effort to physically delay the voting process with scuffles breaking out in the House, and groups of people held protests outside parliament. 

    Many Japanese are against changing the pacifist nature of their constitution, and fear that the country would be embroiled in US-led wars on foreign soils.


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