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Controversial security bills passed in Japan

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Added On July 15, 2015

The Japanese ruling coalition on Wednesday rammed through its controversial security bills at a lower house special committee amid strong opposition within and outside the parliament, and has set to push through the bills at the all-powerful chamber on Thursday.

Wednesday's passage paved the way for the ruling camp, which groups Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its small partner the Komeito Party, to vote the legislation in the lower house, in which it secures over two thirds of seats.