Should Japan change its pacifist constitution and have an army?
ShinzÅ Abe, Japan's prime minister, is considering major revisions to the country's constitution"”specifically Article 9, which prevents the world's fifth-largest democracy from having any armed forces at all. With constitutional reform, Japan would be able to play a greater role on the world stage. But is that the highest priority for an aging nation? Plus, learn the phrasal verb "take effect."