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Japan Divided Over Future Role Following IS Executions

Japan’s role on the world stage has been brought into sharp focus by the executions of two Japanese nationals by the Islamic State terror group in Syria. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to change the country’s pacifist stance and take a more proactive role in global security. But many Japanese disagree. On the streets of Tokyo, there is much uncertainty about how their country should react to the murders of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa by the terror group Islamic State. Student Ryo...

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