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Abe sets out plans to give Japan more robust defence guidelines

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Abe sets out plans to give Japan more robust defence guidelines

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo and James Hardy, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

14 May 2014

A key advisory panel to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 15 May recommended that the Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) be allowed exercise the right to collective self-defence.

In a move that will reverse a key security policy of the post-war period, the panel recommended reinterpreting the constitution's Article 9, under which Japan renounces the right to use force as a means to solve international disputes.

The panel's report said that the right to collective self-defence, which Japan defines as the ability to come to the aid of allied forces under attack by a third party, would be allowed if it followed the directive to use the "minimum amount of force necessary" already allowed by the constitution.

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