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New security law may drag SDF into conflicts in South China Sea

2015-04-24 08:38:24       source:Japan Times

April 23, 2015

"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plans to expand Japan’s noncombat role in armed conflicts beyond “areas around Japan” could see Tokyo becoming dragged into action in the South China Sea in support of U.S. forces, government and ruling party sources say.

Abe will send legislation to the Diet next month — with the backing of coalition partner Komeito virtually assuring its passage — allowing Japan to ship fuel and ammunition to American units anywhere, should Tokyo judge its national security to be at stake."

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