• Kyodo


More than 250 people filed a lawsuit Thursday with the Saitama District Court to challenge the constitutionality of an antiterrorism law that allows the Self-Defense Forces to lend noncombat support to the U.S.-led military campaign against terrorism.

According to the plaintiffs’ lawyers, it is the first civil suit to seek nullification of the law, which was enacted Oct. 29 in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

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