New UK defence secretary "welcomes" Japan's self defence reform




Japan has changed its constitution. Or, rather, has "reinterpreted" it. Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet announced recently that it approved the constitutional reinterpretation to allow Japan a "limited" right to collective self defence. The decision was taken to overturn a 67-year ban on allowing the Japanese Self-Defence Force to assist close allies should they come under attack following heightened tensions in the region. In one of his first run-outs in his new role as the UK’s defence...
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