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Officials from Japanese political organizations are visiting Berkeley to learn about peace politics.

They met with council member Dona Spring on Monday to discuss strategies for Japan´s fledgling anti war movement.

Kiyoshi Matsuya, who heads Japan´s Rainbow and Green organization, says that until recently there was no need for Japanese anti war organizations because of Japan´s pacifist constitution. The constitution was written by US Occupation authorities after World War Two. It bans Japan from using military force to settle international disputes.