Is Japan's Constitution a symbol of peace and respect for universal values or a reminder of humiliating defeat?

As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rushes to push through unpopular legislation allowing broader use of Japan's military, the heated security debate masks a deeper divide over the pacifist charter, drafted by U.S. Occupation officials after Japan surrendered in World War II.

Admirers view the Constitution as the source of Japan's peace, prosperity and democracy.