Japan lower chamber passes controversial security bills

GMT 05:36 2015 Thursday ,16 July

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Controversial security bills that opponents say will undermine 70 years of pacifism in Japan passed through the powerful lower house of parliament Thursday.

After impassioned speeches from senior lawmakers, opposition parties boycotted the ballot, which will loosen the shackles on the country's military, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition approving the legislation.

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