Japanese man set himself on fire for anti-war constitution

Japanese man set himself on fire for anti-war constitution

In Japan, an unknown person has committed an act of self-immolation in protest against the proposed constitutional changes that would allow the government to use military force outside the country.

A man dressed in a suit and tie, spoke to passers-by in the square outside the railway station in Tokyo, protesting against the government's plans, and then set himself on fire.

Japanese man set himself on fire for anti-war constitution

He was taken to the hospital, but it is unclear how severe burns he received.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has proposed amendments to the constitution, which was adopted after the Second World War and categorically prohibits the use of military force abroad.