Japan to revise pacifist constitution

Japan to revise pacifist constitution

Japan to revise pacifist constitution

Updated 1 February 2013, 10:00 AEST

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared his intention to change the country's constitution to allow aggressive action by the armed forces.

At the end of World War II, US occupying forces imposed a pacifist constitution on Japan - limiting its military to self-defence.

Now Mr Abe says it's time for change. 
 
Tracee Hutchison spoke to Tessa Morris Suzuki, a professor of Japanese History from the Australian National University.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
 
Speaker: Tessa Morris Suzuki, a professor of Japanese History from the Australian National University

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