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Japan on Tuesday adopted a new national security strategy, pledging to beef up defenses against an increasingly assertive China to protect its territory, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to boost Tokyo’s standing as a contributor to global peace and security.

In the national security policy approved by the Cabinet, the government states Japan will seek more “proactive” security roles for the Self-Defense Forces abroad, and will set new guidelines on arms exports, signaling a major shift from the country’s previous restrictive policy.

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