Many in Japan oppose collective self defense idea

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After almost two months of debate in the Japanese upper house, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new security package is set to pass in the next couple of weeks.

The security package includes a bill that will enact collective self defense, which the majority of Japanese public are opposed to.
Thousands took to the streets and protested against the move. CCTV’s Terrence Terashima filed this report.

Many in Japan oppose collective self defense idea

After almost two months of debate in the Japanese upper house, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new security package is looking to pass in the next couple of weeks. The security package includes a bills that will enact collective self defense, which majority of Japanese public are opposed of. Thousands took to the streets and protested against the move. CCTV's Terrence Terashima filed this report.

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  • Thousands took to the streets in protests, to the bill that essentially reinterprets the pacifist constitution and allows Japan to exercise collective self defense. It takes out geographical constraints in providing support to U.S. security operations around the world.
  • Shinzo Abe said that support would be limited and Japanese forces would not be directly involved in combat missions.