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Japan pushes for military reform

By Agencies in Tokyo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-01 07:41:16

Protester attempts to commit suicide over Constitution changes

Japan's government will press ahead with divisive plans to loosen restrictions on its military, a top government spokesman said on Monday, despite widespread public anger and a protester's horrific suicide bid.

Hundreds of people in the busy Tokyo district of Shinjuku watched on Sunday afternoon as a middle-aged man in a suit set himself ablaze above a footbridge, after making a speech opposing moves to let Japan's well-equipped military fight on behalf of allies.

Japan pushes for military reform

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