Japan military move causes concern in Nagasaki
9 August 2014 Last updated at 14:00 BST
The mayor of Nagasaki has urged the Japanese government to heed mounting public concern over its decision to give the military greater freedom to act.
Speaking on the anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city in 1945, Tomihisa Taue criticised what he called the hasty reinterpretation of Japan's pacifist constitution.
Michael Bristow reports.