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After the utter defeat in the World War II (1942-45), Japan was compelled to turn away from its aggressive designs. In its constitution 1950, it was clearly stated that Japanese Military will not engage in aggression and “will never wage war.” Of course, it was declared when Japan was under the control of US, after the WW II. However this position was being maintained all these years.

Now the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wants to change from that position. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party wants to amend the constitution to delete that portion. Further the PM recently visited and prayed at the Yasukuni Shrine, where many of the Japanese war criminals are buried. This has brought strong protests from China and both North and South Korea, who were victims of the Japanese Aggression.

This is not well for world peace.