Japan’s collective self-defense: South Koreans protest

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Japan's collective self-defense: South Koreans protest

Outrage erupted over the controversial decision announced by Japan to allow greater use of the military. The cabinet says Japan can use limited military force for “collective self-defense” to help its allies. CCTV’s Ken Moritugsu reports from Tokyo.

Japan\'s cabinet approves constitutional re-interpretation

Japan\'s cabinet approves constitutional re-interpretation

Outrage erupted over the controversial decision announced by Japan to allow greater use of the military. The cabinet says Japan can use limited military force for "collective self-defense" to help its allies. CCTV's Ken Moritugsu reports from Tokyo.
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Thousands of protesters in Japan and South Korea are showing their opposition to Tokyo’s decision. Protesters gathered denouncing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s re-interpretation of Japan’s pacifist constitution. CCTV’S Shane Hahm reports more from Seoul.

The cabinet says Japan can use limited military force for “collective self-defense” to aid its allies. The move is drawing opposition from many of the neighbors it says it wants to protect.

Japan's collective self-defense: South Koreans protest

Japan's collective self-defense: South Koreans protest

Thousands of protesters in Japan and South Korea are showing their opposition to Tokyo's decision to allow greater use of the military. CCTV’S Shane Hahm reports from Seoul.
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The move by Japan is sparking strong reaction from several countries including South Korea. Japan and South Korea already have a historically tense relationship and these developments could strain it further.

For more on Japan’s self-defense rights, CCTV was joined by Michael Czinkota, Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Michael Czinkota on Japan\'s self-sefense rights

Michael Czinkota on Japan\'s self-sefense rights

For more on Japan's self-defense rights, CCTV was joined by Michael Czinkota, Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
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