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Japan Edges Toward Military Pre-Emptive Strike Option

TOKYO—Ruling-celebration lawmakers are pushing for Japan’s armed service to have the capability to strike overseas missile-start websites to increase deterrence against possible assaults from North Korea and China.

A proposal released Friday by the Liberal Democratic Party’s protection coverage committee is set to be a new take a look at of Japan’s pacifist structure less than Key Minister Shinzo Abe, who has sought to loosen limitations on the armed service in response to rising challenges from Beijing and Pyongyang in the latest decades.