National / Politics Jun 30, 2014

Japan on verge of legalizing war as Komeito bends

by Ayako Mie

Japan is set Tuesday to legalize waging war even when not under direct attack. It is a drastic departure from its postwar position that the war-renouncing Constitution prohibits exercising the right to collective self-defense. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet is set to approve a reinterpretation ...