Apparently, tensions escalated quickly when delegates discovered that Japan's ruling party "...pushed contentious security bills through a legislative committee Thursday, catching the opposition by surprise and causing chaos in the chamber," as reported by the AP.
Apparently some sneaky business was going on, and clearly some Parliament members were a little ticked. And it is serious: the bill would change a ruling, that allowed war to be declared in matters of self-defense only -- a guideline that has remained largely untouched since the end of WWII. The bill would allow Japan to enter wars alongside other countries, even if it remains unaffected on the home-front.
Breaking the peace in order to stop a bill that could potentially break the peace seems a little backwards -- but then again, so do most things politicians do.
I'd still love to see Elizabeth Warren land a haymaker on Diane Feinstein on Capitol Hill some day. I guess I'm just old fashioned. And I'd definitely start watching C-SPAN.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He also has hair. Follow him @WilFulton
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