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Abe's party set to pursue changes to war-renouncing charter

Contentious proposal aims to clarify status of Japan's Self-Defense Forces

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party faces objections from within and without to its proposed approach to revising the country's pacifist constitution.

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party is poised to propose constitutional revisions that would enshrine the nation's armed forces into the charter but retain its war-renouncing pledge, a product of compromise focused on not alienating a skeptical public.

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