Japan: Protest against Constitution rewrite
never launch a war again.
Around 40,000 people, including leaders of some Japanese opposition parties, protested against Abe’s constitutional revision plans at the country’s parliament building on Friday.
A Kyodo News poll showed on Thursday that 52.6 percent of the interviewees opposed Abe’s proposal on changing the war-renouncing Article 9, while 38.3 percent were in favor.
During Trump’s stay in Japan, more than 10,000 police are being mobilized, keeping the alert at the highest level. Lockers and garbage bins at airports have been sealed.
Trump will meet Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday ahead of his talks with Abe.
Tokyo is the first leg of Trump’s first visit to Asia since he was inaugurated in January. The trip will also take him to the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.