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What does Japan's security vote mean?

Legislation which allows the expansion of Japan's military role abroad has been passed.

The changes mean Japanese troops will be allowed to fight overseas for the first time since World War Two.

Previously, Japan could only use force for self-defence purposes.

  • 18 Sep 2015
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