Jul 20, 2015

Japan's lower house of parliament OKs expanded military role - Houston Chronicle

TOKYO (AP) — As opposition lawmakers walked out in protest, Japan's lower house of parliament approved legislation on Thursday that sharply changes the country's postwar defense policy by allowing an expanded role for the military. On Thursday, hundreds of protesters outside the building chanted anti-war and anti-Abe slogans during the debate and vote, some holding banners reading, "No to war...

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