November 26, 2012

The LDP's Hawkish Stance

Japan Times, Japan Times

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The campaign pledges announced last Wednesday by the Liberal Democratic Party for the Dec. 16 Lower House election clearly show a hawkish stance. The LDP, under its leader Shinzo Abe, calls for revising the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution to create the National Defense Forces and for changing a long-standing government constitutional interpretation, thus making it possible for Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense.

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