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Japan SDF to Carry Wider Range of Arms Overseas

The Japanese government decided Friday to allow Self-Defense Forces troops engaging in emergency ground transportation of Japanese nationals abroad to carry a wider range of arms than previously permitted.

The move came after the Diet, the country’s parliament, passed a bill earlier this month to allow the SDF to use vehicles as a means of transporting Japanese during emergencies abroad in addition to aircraft and ships.

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