Abe's alarming assault on Japan's democracy

Shinzo Abe's attempt to re-interpret Japan's pacifist constitution is not only inflaming regional tensions, it's also undermining his country’s constitutional democracy.

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is one of the most unique in the world. It states that Japanese people “forever” relinquish war as a sovereign right and renounce the threat or use of force as a means of setting international disputes.


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