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Voters split on revising pacifist constitution: poll

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The number favoring a change stood at 45%, up five percentage points from a year ago.

Thanks in a large part to the media, feeding from the hand of Abe, and making him look "strong" to the world!

I fear the day that the Japanese people finally realize the ineptitude of Abe.

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Abe is dying,pun intended,to send the Japanese military overseas to look for trouble.It seems easy for him to send soldiers in harm's way unnecessarily.Would he be so flippant if he had had his own offspring?

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It does not matter what the pole states. The changes will go through regardless of public opinion. He changed the law to not require a public referendum when he first took office. They will change the constitution, get involved international conflict and Japan will become a terrorist target. Japan should be thankful for their pacifist constitution. It's the only thing keeping them out of trouble.

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Polls these days just get it wrong. The majority of the two Diet houses first and then a majority from a referendum.

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its 70-year-old pacifist constitution

The framing of the narrative I find disturbing. The most troubling aspects of Abe's agenda do not involve defense issues. That's a ruse that the LDP has figured out in the era when North Korean threats will easily distract the public from the real issue: civil rights and democratic process. A docile, subservient public has always been central to the rightists, from the 19th Century until now. That is the key to their power.

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Voters split in Japan = they'll accept whatever fascist dictator shoves down their throats.

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Acquiring such weapons would likely anger China, where bitter memories of Japan's wartime aggression run deep.

Japan was in China for PKO activity along with the West powers; USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, and  Austria.

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"Acquiring such weapons would likely anger China, where bitter memories of Japan's wartime aggression run deep."

Due the CCP dictatorship's use of anti-Japan propaganda in an effort to split the US-Japan strategic alliance, the largest obstacle to China's aspiration for Asian hegemony.

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