Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe is seen with the head of Japan's Party of Hope, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, during a debate on Sunday. Koike’s placard reads “Injecting hope into Japan”. Photo: EPA-EFE

Behind Japan’s election, a right-wing coup against democracy is being staged

Kevin Rafferty says with both Shinzo Abe and challenger Yuriko Koike in favour of constitutional change, all signs point to a revision of the pacifist clause, no matter what most Japanese think

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Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe is seen with the head of Japan's Party of Hope, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, during a debate on Sunday. Koike’s placard reads “Injecting hope into Japan”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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