Japan's parliament approves law giving greater role to military

Japan's parliament approves law giving greater role to military

Japan’s parliament has approved contentious legislation to loosen constraints on the country’s military, giving it a greater role.

The approval at the upper house puts the legislation into law, loosening post-World War Two constraints on use of force by the military to self-defence only.

The legislation, passed by the more powerful lower house in July, sparked sizeable protests and debate about whether the nation should shift away from its pacifist ways to face growing security challenges.

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