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Japan Today - News - Article 9 obstacle to Japan-U.S. alliance, Armitage says - Japan's Leading International News Network

Japan Today - News - Article 9 obstacle to Japan-U.S. alliance, Armitage says - Japan's Leading International News Network: "Article 9 obstacle to Japan-U.S. alliance, Armitage says

Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 16:23 JST
WASHINGTON U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told a Japanese lawmaker Wednesday that the war-renouncing Article 9 of Japan's Constitution is becoming an obstacle to strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Armitage indicated Japan must revise the Constitution and play a greater military role for international peace if it wants to become a permanent U.N. Security Council member, Hidenao Nakagawa, chairman of the Diet Affairs Committee of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters after meeting with Armitage. "

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