Mixed reaction on Abe’s decision to re-interpret the constitution

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to re-interpret the constitution has brought mixed reaction. The move to allow a more assertive national defense was met with protests in Japan and skepticism from China and South Korea, but here in Washington the changes are being welcomed. Japan’s Minster of Defense Itsunori Onodera met with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Friday to explain the changes. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports from Washington, D.C..

Mixed reaction on Abe\'s decision to re-interpret the constitution

Mixed reaction on Abe\'s decision to re-interpret the constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to re-interpret the constitution has brought mixed reaction. The move to allow a more assertive national defense was met with protests in Japan and skepticism from China and South Korea, but here in Washington the changes are being welcomed. Japan's Minster of Defense Itsunori Onodera met with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Friday to explain the changes. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports from Washington, D.C..