Japanese military officials defend expanding role

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Beijing is protesting the passing of a defense bill in Japan’s lower house that may pave the way for the country’s military to operate overseas. The controversial bill still needs approval in the upper house of Japan’s parliament.

Meanwhile, in Washington, Japanese military officials are calling for a greater role for their country in international affairs. CCTV-America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report.

Japanese military officials defend expanding role

Japanese military officials defend expanding role

Beijing is protesting the passing of a defense bill in Japan's lower house that may pave the way for the country's military to operate overseas. The controversial bill still needs approval in the upper house of Japan's parliament. Meanwhile, in Washington, Japanese military officials are calling for a greater role for their country in international affairs. CCTV-America's Roee Ruttenberg filed this report.