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The Japanese Communist Party on Friday adopted a resolution approving the use of the Self-Defense Forces in emergencies, as well as a revision of its platform to abandon the idea of the “vanguard party.”

The new policy concerning Japan’s de facto military, which the JCP still regards as unconstitutional, was endorsed in a full-fledged revision of the platform in the closing session of the party’s 22nd convention.

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