Japan students on rare hunger strike over security bills

August 28, 2015 8:11 AM

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TOKYO (AFP) - A group of Tokyo university students staged a rare hunger strike in front of Japan's parliament as they protested against security bills that critics feared would drag the country into foreign wars.

The move highlights growing opposition to legislation backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, just days after Japan's national bar association joined the effort to prevent the constitutionally pacifist nation from enacting changes that could see Japanese troops engage in combat for the first time since...

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