The Japanese government is wasting little time starting the reinterpretation of its war-renouncing constitution.
Twenty-four hours after Japan's cabinet rubber-stamped a resolution on the matter, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said a team led by high-ranking officials from the defense and foreign ministries had already been assembled.
The 30-member council is set to come up with revisions to the constitution that gives Japan greater military freedom.
The Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun says the goal is to have the revisions passed at a regular parliamentary session next May.
The Japanese cabinet adopted a resolution on Tuesday that ends a decades-long ban on collective self-defense.
This will allow Japan to come to the aid of a friendly nation under attack.