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PM Abe heckled at Okinawa anniversary event

In the Guardian, Justin McCurry reports that Japan's prime minister ran into hecklers at the event marking the anniversary of the WWII battle.

Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has been heckled at an event marking the anniversary of the end of the bloodiest battle of the Pacific during the second world war, as criticism mounts over his attempts to allow Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first time in seven decades. Shouts of "Go home!" and "Warmonger!" could be heard as Abe, a nationalist whose attempts to reinterpret Japan's pacifist constitution have sent his approval ratings to record lows, arrived at a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the end of the battle of Okinawa in which more than 200,000 civilians and soldiers died. Read the article

Published in: Dispatches

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