In May, Japan marks the anniversary of its 1947 pacifist constitution. Revising Article 9 — which renounces war and the use of force — was a principle goal of the previous administration, and while opposition to amending the constitution has historically been a driving force behind protests in the country, demonstrations have steadily declined in recent years. ACLED East Asia Researcher Yukari Otsuka Warchall and Research Analyst Josh Satre map the latest data.
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