Two Security laws pass by Japan’s Parliament to improve its pacific constitution [ Current Affairs ]


About passing of Security laws: Japan’s parliament has passed two security laws to improve its pacific constitution enclosed after World War II to allow its troops to fight out of the country.

  • These bills already have been permitted by Parliament’s lower house and it was voted into law by the Upper Chamber.

About the laws:

  • These laws are considered as major Defence policy shift of Japan that could let troops fight overseas for the first time since 1945.
  • They also release the limits of the pacific constitution on the military and allow Japan to get involved in mutual self - defence.
  • The major Defence policy shift of Japan originates China’s increasing military strength and sureness in the Asia - Pacific region.

About earlier announcement of Japan’s Pacific Constitution:

  • Earlier Article 9 of Japan’s Pacifist Constitution rejected war and clearly stated Japanese people forever leave war as an independent right and will not use military force for international clashes.
  • Though new security laws allow Japanese troops to fight abroad in case of mutual self - defence or Japan’s survival is endangered.
  • It will also give improvement to Defence expense and industry of Japan.
  • Japan is presently 9th largest country in terms of Defence expense.

- Published on: September 22, 2015