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Japan Is Right to Ramp Up Its Military

Greater security cooperation with the U.S. would be good for Japan and the world.

Reinterpreting the constitution.

Photographer: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

In the face of widespread public opposition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to ram through measures to deepen security cooperation with the U.S. Abe is right when he says such laws are vital to Japan's security. They also stand to benefit allies in need around the world, especially the U.S. However, the onus is on Abe to make that case to his confused and angry populace. 

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