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The Historical Basis section of Wikipedia's article on the anime "From Up on Poppy Hill" indicates that the Japanese merchant marine and their crews carried forces and supplies to Korea during the Korean war.

How, if at all, was this reconciled with Article 9 of the Japanese constitution?

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The supreme court of Japan decided that some matters around article 9 are within the area of "political question", and that anything related to political question can not be decided by the judicial branch.

So, if someone in Japan had appealed to the court, the court would have rejected the case.

  • This means they ruled article 9 null and void effectively? – Anixx Oct 16 '14 at 22:29

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