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Tokyo march protests Abe’s calls

NO WAY:Protesters said amending the constitution, which is supposed to protect people’s rights from the government, could allow the state to undermine civil liberties


“If they can amend the constitution through a simple majority the government will be able to make whatever changes it wants whenever it suits them,” she said.

Kazuo Shii of the Japan Communist Party said high requirements for amending the constitution were considered “common sense” in most countries.

“The constitution exists to protect your own rights,” he said. “There is a good reason it is not easy to amend it.”

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