Japan OKs collective self-defense, reinterprets Constitution

KYODO

Japan on Tuesday approved reinterpreting the pacifist Constitution to enable the use of the right to collective self-defense in a major overhaul of postwar security policy.

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endorsed the change hours after it was agreed on by the ruling bloc of the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito party in a review of legal constraints on the Self-Defense Forces.

 

  • Demosthenes

    I imagine Abe and crew will be breaking out the whale meat in celebration over this one. Let’s just hope China has a nice sense of humor about this latest escalation of bravado.

  • https://twitter.com/chanceawilson Chance Wilson

    Japan is a sovereign nation that deserves and has earned the right to be called a “normal” nation. So proud to call them an ally and a friend.