外文标题：Second self-immolation in Japan opposing Shinzo Abe’s militarization plan
BEIJING: A second case of self-immolation took place in Japan challenging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to militarize the country, which had been wedded to a pacifist constitution since World War II. The incident comes two days after Abe shook hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has been the most strident critic of Japan’s militarization.
A Japanese man set himself on fire, which resulted in his death in Tokyo’s Hibiya Park on Wednesday. He left behind a note in which he expressed protest against the government’s move to relax existing controls on Self-Defense Forces, the name of Japan’s military.
This is the second case of self-immolation since the last incident near Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station in July. The Japanese media reported that the man who lit himself on fire in that case was also protesting Abe’s decision to reinterpret the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution.
japan must defend from china. china wanted all it claims. they were now manufacturing hub. so they think they can dictate.
Concerned pandharpur (Pandharfpur)
The nation should be prepared to fight the Chinese aggression or they will have to depend on the military might of the USA
Krishnamurthy Yayavaram (Chennai)
We have heard of self immolation in TN & Telangana for certain causes but it is strange that it has traveled so far as Japan as a protest! It is reported that the harakiri was to oppose converting Japan into a military power! Japan is following the path of peace since the second World War! China is not liked by the Japanese because of its aggressive & expansionist idealogy
really sad for the incident and he may RIP. but this is the most beautiful thing in Buddhism which teaches not to harm and they harm themselves to show the pain like this.. Tibetans are leading in this.. god knows when will other religion follow this type of non-violence.
Akshay Kamble (Nagpur, Maharashtra)
All said but treaty which Japan signed after WWII was too crippling that was unnecessary…. You can’t paralyze a country by taking its legs and giving it prosthetic legs for self defense purpose. In-order to protect its interest from Chinese Government Japan has to create its own military as China and USA joining hands by signing tech treaties also put Japan in back foot
Very sad. RIP
reader x (Unknown)
Speechless, a Buddhist country which became too nationalist 80 years ago is clinging to peace and prospariety now. Cilnging may not be the right word here.
FreeToFollow India (India)
Japanese have a tradition in glorifying suicides and is considered an act of bravery.