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Student Protesters Target Unpopular Defense Bills in Japan

Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of Japan's parliament lit up against the night sky behind him. "No war," "Protect the constitution," "Abe, quit!" he chants in a hip-hop rhythm, echoed by the crowd. Okuda, 23, is a founding member of a group of students that has become a fresh face of protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to enact a more robust defense...

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