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DPJ, JIP agree on draft bill to repeal security laws

  • 2016-01-22 15:00:00
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(Yomiuri: January 22, 2016 – p. 4)

 

 A joint division meeting of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and the Japan Innovation Party (JIP) approved the draft of a bill seeking the repeal of the security laws. The two parties will jointly submit this bill to the current Diet session. The main point of the bill is to revert to the state before the security laws were enacted, including scrapping the limited exercise of the right to collective self-defense.

 

 The two parties are also planning to submit separate bills on dealing with gray zone situations short of an actual armed attack on Japan, including a territorial policing bill.

 

 The JIP had submitted counterproposals to the Diet last year that effectively allow the limited exercise of the collective defense right only in a situation where Japan is at risk of being attacked. The two parties will discuss what to do with this bill.

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