• Reuters


Japan’s Constitution is an example for the world — despite changes that have cleared the way for its troops to fight overseas for the first time since the war — the head of a group tipped as a Nobel Peace Prize contender said.

Naomi Takasu, 38, heads a group that seeks to uphold and preserve Article 9, under which the Japanese people “forever renounce war as a sovereign right . . . and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes”.

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