Japan is set Tuesday to legalize waging war even when not under direct attack. It is a drastic departure from its postwar position that the war-renouncing Constitution prohibits exercising the right to collective self-defense.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet is set to approve a reinterpretation of the Constitution on Tuesday after Abe and his LDP on Monday cleared the biggest hurdle — opposition from pacifist New Komeito.

Even though some New Komeito lawmakers remain skeptical, on Monday they handed the reins to the party's executives, who are likely to go along with their senior coalition partner at their 11th round of talks on Tuesday.