Abenomics Under Threat as Abe Moves Focus to Constitution Change

Abenomics Under Threat as Abe Moves Focus to Constitution Change

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Japan’s World War II defeat resulted in the 1947 U.S.-drafted charter that renounces war as a sovereign right. Japan maintains a Self-Defense Force, seen here, that courts have upheld over the protests of pacifist groups. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has advocated revising the document since his first term as prime minister in 2006.