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A CH-47J Chinook heavy lift helicopter, escorted by an AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopter (top L), prepares to land Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops during an annual live fire exercise at the Higashi-Fuji firing range in Gotemba, at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture on August 18, 2015. The annual drill involves some 2,300 personnel, 80 tanks and armoured vehicles and some 20 aircraft and helicopters.   AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A CH-47J Chinook heavy lift helicopter, escorted by an AH-64DJP Apache attack helicopter (top L), prepares to land Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops during an annual live fire exercise at the Higashi-Fuji firing range in Gotemba, at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture on August 18, 2015. The annual drill involves some 2,300 personnel, 80 tanks and armoured vehicles and some 20 aircraft and helicopters.   AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Japan's upper chamber of parliament approved measures Saturday removing some long-standing limits on overseas combat. CNN's Saima Mohsin reports.

Japan's lawmakers OK greater overseas role for military

Japan's upper chamber of parliament approved measures Saturday removing some long-standing limits on overseas combat. CNN's Saima Mohsin reports.