Controversial security bills approved in Japan

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Japan is one step closer to allowing its troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II.

A committee in Japan’s upper house of parliament has approved two controversial security bills. Opposition lawmakers tried to physically prevent the panel’s vote in chaotic scenes carried out on live national television. The legislation has sparked huge protests in Tokyo and across Japan.

CCTV’s Terrence Terashima filed this report from Tokyo.

Japan approves controversial security bills

Japan is one step closer to allowing its troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II. A committee in Japan's upper house of parliament has approved two controversial security bills. CCTV's Terrence Terashima filed this report from Tokyo.


International relations expert on Japan’s security bills
Douglas Paal is Director of the Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

International relations expert on Japan\'s security bills

Douglas Paal is an expert in international relations, and Director of the Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.