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Japan notifies U.S. of plan to send SDF to Middle East waterways

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just in case 'the U.S.' hadn't read about it in the news a few days ago..... (⌒▽⌒)

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Japan's post-World War II pacifist constitution commits it to strictly defensive capabilities, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has campaigned for years to amend it.

Japan's post-World War II pacifist constitution commits it to strictly defensive capabilities in the first paragraph of Article 9 and prohibits the existence of a military in the second paragraph, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has campaigned for years to amend the second paragraph to officially recognize the existence of the JSDF.

Sloppy, perhaps deliberately misleading writing to give the false impression that Abe is trying to remove the first paragraph which is what makes it a "Peace Constitution".

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There are not enough politicians who support a change of Article 9.

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Why do Japan politican have to get the approval of the US, as they are the child, and the US is parent

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