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                    [Title] => 'Japan's status as peaceful country will not change' -Abe
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Since Japan's defeat in World War II, its military has been shackled by restrictions imposed by a victorious U.S. and that, over time, a majority of Japanese adopted as their own. Now, the shackles are being loosened.

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Japan took a step away yesterday from an American-drafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-02 03:44:03 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1488726 [AuthorName] => Mari Yamaguchi [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1341245 [Title] => Japan can now defend other nations [Summary] =>

Japan took a step away Tuesday from an American-drafted constitution that has long kept its military shackled, approving a plan to allow greater use of a force that was vanquished at the end of World War II.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-01 15:50:55 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1488726 [AuthorName] => Mari Yamaguchi [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20140701/japan-self-defense-forces-training-us-navy.jpg ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1338839 [Title] => Philippine leader backs larger Japan military role [Summary] =>

The leader of the Philippines on yesterday endorsed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ongoing push to expand Japan's military role.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a majority in the upper house of parliament in elections yesterday, media projected, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms.

[DatePublished] => 2013-07-22 04:03:48 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1484458 [AuthorName] => Malcolm Foster [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/1281/kvxm.jpg ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 995641 [Title] => Japan upper house vote to set ruling bloc's power [Summary] =>

Japanese voters went to the polls Sunday in an upper house of parliament election expected to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a strong mandate as he pushes ahead with economic reforms and his conservative political agenda.

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