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More than half of the public opposes revising the government’s interpretation of the Constitution just for the sake of engaging in collective self-defense, a survey says.

According to a weekend telephone survey on the issue of collective defense, or aiding an ally that comes under military attack, 53.1 percent of the respondents oppose the change sought by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 37.0 percent support it.

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