Skip to comments.Japan OKs easing of military-related exports
Posted on 04/01/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
TOKYO (AP) Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere.
The new guidelines endorsed Tuesday by the Cabinet are part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to bolster national security amid China's military expansion and North Korea's nuclear threat.
Abe has said Japan needs to play a larger role in international peacekeeping and defense cooperation. His government is pushing to allow Japan to defend allies, such as the U.S., if they are under attack, by re-interpreting the war-renouncing Article 9 of Japan's constitution.
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Japan taking up the slack defending our allies after Obama cuts the military. Obama will be the death of us all, damn him.
For Japan’s armaments industry to be viable, they need to be able to export.
unless the unspeakable happens first
Heck, the Russians are carrying our astronauts to space. Maybe O will ask the Chinese to ferry our aircraft to hotspots around the world. Japanese arms, Russian rockets, Chinese ships - didn’t we do it all by ourselves at one time? Glad the Japanese are stepping up.