Yasukazu Hamada (2nd R), chairman of a parliamentary panel on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial security bills, is surrounded by opposition lawmakers holding placards which say 'Opposed to forced passage of the bills', during a parliamentary committee discussion on the bills at the National Diet in Tokyo on July 15, 2015.  Abe made another pitch on July 15 for security bills which would beef up Japan's military, as he pushed legislation through a key panel despite surging public and parliamentary opposition. The controversial bills that would expand the remit of the country's armed forces were approved by the lawmakers of the ruling coalition.   AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)