Japanese actor Junichi Ishida speaks to the audience during a protest outside the National Parliament as opposition politicians inside also tried to block controversial security bills on September 17, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Inside parliament the security bills that could allow troops to fight overseas for first time since World War Two were passed by a legislative committee amid pushing and shoving, and now only require approval in the upper house. Those opposing the bills still believe that they violate the constitution and could sink Japan into US conflicts. Protests have occurred almost daily over the past weeks outside the Diet building against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his popularity has also suffered as a result. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Protests continue inside and outside Diet as controversial security bills passed
Japanese actor Junichi Ishida speaks to the audience during a protest outside the National Parliament as opposition politicians inside also tried to block controversial security bills on September 17, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Inside parliament the security bills that could allow troops to fight overseas for first time since World War Two were passed by a legislative committee amid pushing and shoving, and now only require approval in the upper house. Those opposing the bills still believe that they violate the constitution and could sink Japan into US conflicts. Protests have occurred almost daily over the past weeks outside the Diet building against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his popularity has also suffered as a result. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 17 Sep 2015
Location: Tokyo Japan
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