Abe’s plan to reinterpret Japanese Constitution deemed ‘improper’

28 May 2014
(Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces his plan to lift Japan’s self-imposed ban on exercising the right to collective self-defense at a news conference on May 15. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
<p>Nearly 70 percent of voters believe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is resorting to “improper” procedures in his drive to allow Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed.&nbsp;Abe plans to change the government’s long-established interpretation that war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution prohibits Japan from exercising the right to collective self-defense. His planned reinterpretation to lift the nation’s self-imposed ban on that right would come only through a Cabinet decision.</p>
Read the full article here: The Asahi Shimbun


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