Opposition lawmakers crowd around Masahisa Sato (2nd L), deputy chairman of the upper house special committee on security. Photo: Reuters

Fighting over pacifism: Japan upper house panel approves controversial defence bills after scuffles in parliament

Opposition lawmakers tried to physically prevent the vote from going ahead

Topic |   Shinzo Abe

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Opposition lawmakers crowd around Masahisa Sato (2nd L), deputy chairman of the upper house special committee on security. Photo: Reuters
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