• Kyodo


The decision to send Self-Defense Forces engineers to South Sudan on a peacekeeping mission may win approval from international allies, but domestically there are concerns about safety in a country rife with conflict.

The dispatch may also rekindle arguments about whether changes are needed to the law restricting the use of force by SDF personnel, which could then entail debate on possible amendments to the pacifist Constitution.

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