Will public opinion thwart Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to amend the Constitution?
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Tokyo could play a role far beyond writing checks for an agreement.
Abe's proposed consitutional revision provides a solid legal basis for the SDF while holding sacred the universal values of the Constitution about which the Japanese people feel strongly.
While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has talked a good game about Japan playing a bigger international role, his track record so far shows little has changed.