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Nation entering uncharted territory

TOKYO -- Seventy years after World War II Japan's defense policy is again at a critical juncture. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has submitted a set of key national security bills to the Diet, the country's parliament, which has everyone talking.

A set of national security bills prepared by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to drastically change the country's defense posture. (Background photos: Kyodo, Reuters)

     The package of bills is expected to drastically change Japan's postwar defense posture by enabling the right to collective self-defense in circumstances such as helping the U.S. or other allies under attack.

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