Japan reinterprets its constitution

July 2, 2014

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A protester shouts slogans outside the Japanese prime minister's office in Tokyo as the Cabinet approved reinterpreting the constitution on military affairs Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

The Japanese government has decided to change the way it interprets Article 9 of the constitution. Before, Japan was only allowed to defend itself. Now it can also defend friends and allies under attack. We'll find out what's behind the shift in policy.