July 1, 2014, Tokyo,Japan - Carrying placards and banners, thousands of protesters gather outside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office in Tokyo to show their opposition to a historic move to lift a self-imposed ban on exercising the right to collective self-defense on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Abe's Cabinet is set to approve a reinterpretation of Article 9 of the nation's U.S.-drafted post-World War II constitution, which renounces war. Under the new rules, Japan's military would be allowed to exercise the right to "collective self-defense." The change is intended to allow Japan to defend friendly nations that come under attack.  (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's collective self-defense policy gets approved
July 1, 2014, Tokyo,Japan - Carrying placards and banners, thousands of protesters gather outside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office in Tokyo to show their opposition to a historic move to lift a self-imposed ban on exercising the right to collective self-defense on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Abe's Cabinet is set to approve a reinterpretation of Article 9 of the nation's U.S.-drafted post-World War II constitution, which renounces war. Under the new rules, Japan's military would be allowed to exercise the right to "collective self-defense." The change is intended to allow Japan to defend friendly nations that come under attack. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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Date 1 Jul 2014
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collective self-defense
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Shinzo Abe
Japanese Prime Minister
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