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More than 70 professors and other faculty members at Kyoto’s Doshisha University say they are “ashamed” by comments from their president, Koji Murata, in support of a set of security bills at a Diet committee hearing earlier this week.

“We, a group of university faculty members who pursue peace, are opposed to the passage of the security bills that are in violation of the Constitution,” the academics said in a statement released Wednesday.

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