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Despite Abe’s Victory in Election, Militarisation May Face Resistance from People

Interview with Prabir Purkayastha |
Interviewed by V. Arun Kumar
Produced by Newsclick Team,

The landslide victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the recent elections in Japan have given him two third majority in the Parliament. With the majority,  Abe may push for changing the pacifist nature of the constitution by amending the Article 9 that prohibits Japan from maintaining offensive force. Will Japan move towards militarisation, and what impact this will have on the regional standoff with North Korea?

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