I visited Osaka and watched a rally in favour of Article Nine in July, 2015
You could hear the protestors from far away. A rhythmic chant in Japanese, probably a peace slogan. No more war or give peace a chance or something. I walked closer to the rally, wanting to see what was happening.
I had seen them walk by as I checked into my hotel, a large group of people with posters, some of them in English. No more war. PEACE. Yes to Article Nine. They were chanting then as well. Funny how a provision in a constitution forced upon them by the US could evoke such passion, such feeling.