Japan reinterprets constitution for wider military role

(AGI) Tokyo, July 1 - Japan's cabinet approved areinterpretation of the pacifist constitution drafted by theUnited States after World War II in order to allow "collectiveself-defense", through which a nation can use force not onlywhen attacked directly but also to defend allies. "No matterwhat the circumstances, I will protect Japanese people's livesand peaceful existence", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abestated during a press conference. . .

(AGI) Tokyo, July 1 - Japan's cabinet approved areinterpretation of the pacifist constitution drafted by theUnited States after World War II in order to allow "collectiveself-defense", through which a nation can use force not onlywhen attacked directly but also to defend allies. "No matterwhat the circumstances, I will protect Japanese people's livesand peaceful existence", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abestated during a press conference. . .