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As Japan Pushes Forward Expanded Defense Bill, Protests Follow

The Japanese government is moving forward with a controversial security bill that would authorize the military to fight abroad for the first time since World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his supporters say Japan needs to increase the scope and power of its military to counter potential threats from countries like China and North Korea that are increasing their military and nuclear capabilities. "The security situation surrounding Japan is becoming increasingly...

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