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Dropping 'no-war' pledge a part of Abe's strategy

Updated: 2014-01-20 07:24
By Caihong in Tokyo and Zhou Wa, Ren QI in Beijing ( China Daily)

Experts say move represents another gesture embracing militarist past

A longtime no-war pledge has disappeared from Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's annual working policy revealed on Sunday, while the ruling party vowed to continue visits to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine and push ahead constitutional revision, in another move leading the country in a far-right direction, observers said.

At its 81st LDP annual convention in Tokyo, the party removed the pledge that Japan would "never wage a war", China Central Television reported on Sunday.

Dropping 'no-war' pledge a part of Abe's strategy

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