• Kyodo


A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization on Wednesday criticized the Cabinet Legislation Bureau for failing to keep any public records of internal discussions leading up to the landmark Cabinet reinterpretation of the Constitution to lift the country’s ban on collective self-defense.

It has been reported that the legislation bureau, which is tasked with examining and ensuring that government bills to be submitted to parliament do not violate the Constitution, received the draft of the Cabinet decision on June 30, 2014, and responded the following day to the government without any specific comment.

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