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“Citing threats from China and North Korea, a government-appointed panel is urging Japan to reinterpret its pacifist constitution to allow the use of military force to defend other countries.”
Seth Dixon‘s insight:
As a part of end of World War II, Japan accepted an article in their constitution that severely limited their militaristic capabilities. Many in Japan feel that their economic and political influence in East Asia has been hampered by Article 9 of the constitution and want their economic strength to be matched with some military muscle. China has been flexing their muscles in the South and East China Seas, and Japan is becoming more militaristic and willing to exert more power in East Asia.
Tags: political, military, Japan, East Asia.
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