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Japan's new security strategy eclipses pacifism, raises concern

2022-12-25 07:35:12       source:CGTN

December 24, 2022

The Japanese government has approved three updated documents on its security and defense policies, vowing to acquire the military power to actively attack its enemy and largely increase its military expenditure for the next five years.

Analysts said the release of the documents marks a fundamental shift in Japan's post-war security ideology and defense policy, in complete violation of its exclusively defense-oriented policy and pacifism embodied in the Constitution of Japan.

Japan, by retaking the path as a major military power amid further integration with U.S. forces, will pose new threats to regional peace and stability.

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