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EDITORIAL

Abe should heed calls for restraint on Japan's 'self- defence' strategy

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and Philippine President Benigno Aquino sign documents during a signing ceremony at the Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on June 4, 2015.

THE so-called "China threat" is uppermost in people's minds nowadays and so a joint Japan-Philippine military exercise in the South China Sea conducted recently with China clearly in mind attracted wide publicity while "anti-war" demonstrations in Japan received little attention.