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Japanese protester sets himself ablaze over new military policy

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A man in Japan set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo on Sunday (June 29) in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to ease limits of the country's pacifist constitution, police and witnesses said. Japan is poised for a historic shift in its defense policy by ending a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War Two. Abe's cabinet is expected to adopt as early as Tuesday (July 1) a resolution revising a long-standing interpretation of the U.S.-drafted constitution to lift the ban after his ruling party finalises an agreement with its junior partner. Japanese media have reported that the man has survived the ordeal and is conscious. Witnesses said the man, seated on pedestrian bridge, used a megaphone to protest plans to end a ban on exercising "collective self-defense", or aiding a friendly country under

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