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Regarding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party’s repeated pushes to re-militarize Japan, I think it is useful to consider this in the wider social context of what is happening in this country right now.

With the growing divide between the rich and poor getting worse, and the number of homeless people visibly increasing by the month, it is hard to believe that this government cannot see anything better to do with public funds than spend more money on the military and buy more weapons.

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