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Japanese troops set to fight overseas for first time since World War Two

Japan's military looks set to expand its remit, after new security laws were approved by a parliamentary committee.

Since the end of World War Two the country's constitution has only allowed the military to use force for self defence, so this could be a significant change of policy.

There has been vocal resistance to the legislation, with opponents arguing that the changes are unconstitutional.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 16 Jul 2015
  • From the section Asia
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