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Rules on Japan military arms use may be eased

Rules on the use of arms by Japanese troops taking part in peacekeeping operations overseas may be eased to allow them to use weapons even when their lives are not at risk, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said on Sunday. Such a decision would mark a change in Japan’s interpretation of its constitution, particularly of Article Nine, in which it abandoned the right to wage war or maintain an army. But the article has been interpreted to allow forces for self-defense. Full Story

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