2015年08月22日 22時49分 JST | 更新 2015年08月23日 21時28分 JST
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a special committee session in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo on August 21, 2015. The upper house continued to deliberate over controversial security bills which would expand the remit of the country's armed forces. Controversial security bills that opponents say will undermine 70 years of pacifism and could see Japanese troops fighting abroad for the first time since World War II passed through the powerful lower house of parliament in July. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)