The bill was pushed through in the early hours of Saturday morning after days of tortuous debate that at points descended into physical scuffles in parliament. Photo: AFP

'Pandora's Box' fear as Japan passes bills empowering its military to fight overseas

Nod to legislation expanding country's military role overseas threatens regional security and is aimed at checking China's rise, analysts warn

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The bill was pushed through in the early hours of Saturday morning after days of tortuous debate that at points descended into physical scuffles in parliament. Photo: AFP
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