Japan: PM Abe to Challenge Pacifist Constitution After Election Victory

HeadlineOct 23, 2017
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In Japan, members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won a landslide parliamentary election on Sunday, taking nearly 80 percent of seats in the lower house of the Diet. The election bolsters Abe’s bid to do away with Article 9, part of Japan’s Constitution that renounces war and bars Japan from using—or threatening to use—military force.

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