Will Abe change Japan's pacifist constitution?

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Japan's Prime Minister took a gamble when he called early elections this year. But that gamble paid off on Sunday, when Shinzo Abe's party and coalition partner won more than two-thirds of the seats in parliament. He says it is a vote of confidence from the public - one he sees as a green light to change Japan's pacifist constitution.

Abe is particularly keen on the move given the threat posed by nearby North Korea.

But what would a stronger Japanese military mean for the region?

Presenter: Jane Dutton

Guests

Kotaro Tamura, former Japanese Senator

Richard Weitz, Director of the Center for Political- Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute

Alessio Patalano, senior Lecturer in Dept. of War Studies at King’s College London.

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