Security bills would drag Japan into war: protestors

Japan’s upper house of parliament has enacted a controversial legislation, allowing the country to enhance the role of its military.

The move marks an overhaul in Japan’s purely defensive defense military role, which will allow Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first time since the end of WWII 70 years ago.

When the Abe-led ruling bloc rammed the bills through the upper house, tens of thousands of protesters rallied around the national Diet building demanding the prime minister’s resignation and the retract of the bills. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities like Nagoya and Hiroshima.

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