Ja­pan: Protest against Con­sti­tu­tion re­write

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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.

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