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Japan may acquire offensive weapons as U.S. seeks to counter Chinese influence in Asia

Pacifism is written into Japan’s Constitution. But its government has been pushing against that policy, and may authorize new weapon acquisitions as soon as this month. Meanwhile, the U.S. is renewing its emphasis on Asian alliances to counter China’s influence in the region.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong gets the latest from NPR’s Anthony Kuhn in Tokyo.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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