Abe renews pledge to change Japan's charter to boost troops

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Abe renews pledge to change Japan's charter to boost troops


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center standing, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) marching during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Abe renewed his pledge to push for a revision to Japan’s war-renouncing constitution at an annual defense review. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) October 14 at 1:12 AM

TOKYO â€" Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has renewed his pledge to push for a revision to the country’s war-renouncing constitution, in which he wants the military explicitly mentioned.

Abe told Sunday’s annual defense review that a revision is needed to give his troops sense of pride.

Re-elected as head of his r uling party last month and with up to three more years as Japan’s leader, Abe is determined to pursue his long-sought charter amendment.

Many Japanese conservatives see Japan’s U.S.-drafted constitution as a humiliation imposed after their World War II defeat.

Abe wants to add a clause to Article 9 of the constitution, which bans the use of force in settling international disputes. He wants to explicitly permit the existence of Japan’s military, or the Self-Defense Force.

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Source: Google News Japan | Netizen 24 Japan

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