July 15, 2015, Tokyo, Japan - Opposition lawmakers holding protest signs as they try to obstruct proceedings during a vote on the government-sponsored security related bills in a Diet lower house special committee on national security in Tokyo on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The committee voted to approve the bills with the support of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito. The bills will be put to a vote in a Diet plenary session as early as July 16, after which it will be sent to the upper house. The bills, when enacted, will allow Japan to exercise its right to collective self-defense.  (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Japan's Lower House debates new security related bills
July 15, 2015, Tokyo, Japan - Opposition lawmakers holding protest signs as they try to obstruct proceedings during a vote on the government-sponsored security related bills in a Diet lower house special committee on national security in Tokyo on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The committee voted to approve the bills with the support of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito. The bills will be put to a vote in a Diet plenary session as early as July 16, after which it will be sent to the upper house. The bills, when enacted, will allow Japan to exercise its right to collective self-defense. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Date 15 Jul 2015
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