Japan should revise the five principles under which the Self-Defense Forces can participate in international peacekeeping operations, a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party said Thursday.

“So long as the so-called five principles remain intact, it will be very difficult for Japan to conduct actual (peacekeeping) activities,” said Koichi Kato, a former LDP secretary general and a candidate in the LDP’s presidential election.

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