Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Japan PM Abe defends security legislatio­n


TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended controvers­ial security bills that have sparked protests from voters worried they violate the country’s pacifist constituti­on, after polls showed a drop in popular support for his government. The security bills would allow Japan to exercise its right of collective self-defence, or to defend a friendly country under attack.

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