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​Japan to rethink pacifist constitution by 2020 amid rising tensions

01.01.2014 08:39

Japan will revise its constitution, which limits its military activities to self-defense by 2020, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, as tensions in the region build, caused by long-standing territorial disputes.

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Njp Thompson 17.01.2014 04:37

It is sickening that with the problems in Japan they are in no position to start fights with anyone. Fukushima! Fix it and worry about everything else later...


Simon Chiu 07.01.2014 18:28

If a country which had inflicted great wounds on one's country, and despite defeat, continued to insist that there was no invasion, and continued to rub salt into the old wounds, what would you do? China has been toleratnt of the Japanese until it has now got to a stage or trying to rob China of its rightful territory.


誠神 大和 07.01.2014 11:53

There is practically nothing indigenous to Japan except the silk worm. They lack cotton, they lack wool, they lack petroleum, they lack tin, they lack rubber, they lack a great many other things, all of which was in the Asiatic basin. They feared that if those supplies were cut off, there would be 10 to 12 million people unoccupied in Japan. Their purpose, therefore, in going to war was largely dictated by security.

D ouglas MacArthur 1880-1964


井上エイド 03.01.2014 01:13

The understanding of the Japan Constitution here is incorrect

U nder the current Japan Constitution, whether or not Japan can actually have a military to protect and defend itself is grayzone! (Japan's Self Defense Forces exist only because of creative interpretation of the Constitution for the purpose of pragmatism).

Japan wants to revise its Constitution so its CLEAR that they can have a military for DEFENSIVE purposes, and participate in internationally agreed joint defense.


ausonio 02.01.2014 05:36

China's behaviour is very disappointing...

you'd expect maturity from a great nation with a 5000 year civilization.

Their antiJapanese hatred is totally irrational and mad. The so-called massacres during WWII (largely exaggerated) , even if you really believe the declared figures are still NOTHING compared to what Mao Zedong did to Chinese....

I hope Chinese won't be so stupid to continue with their antijapanese stance because this will only benefit their real enemy: the USA


ausonio 02.01.2014 05:29

The only real threat to Asia-Pacific comes from the US

not from Japan, not from China. But from the US

the american empire, fortunately, is collapsing. And they might want to drag the rest of the world with them.

They' re driven by the zionists who are capable of any crime as history has proven


ausonio 02.01.2014 05:26

Japan, like South Korea, Vietnam etc.. must build their own nuclear deterrent.

It's the only guarantee against aggressors (such as the US).

The infamous US must leave Asia.


ausonio 02.01.2014 05:25

Japan, like China and any other nation in that area.. but also Europe, Russia.. has only one enemy:

the criminal US regime.


Norberto Triemstra 02.01.2014 04:37

I would not be surprised AT ALL if USA and UK are "requesting&quo t; this move from the Japan's government.

The economic situation in the "west" is not improving and as we all known, the "pacific west" is prone to military adventures as a mater of economic policy....


Norberto Triemstra 02.01.2014 04:33

richard lockwood 02.01.2014 04:09

... In any conflict my money is on Japan.


Yo u forgot to take your pills today or you are taking all of US for a ride.... (I go for the latter)...

It could be good for the Anglo-Jews a FIGHT of this sort BUT Japan has only 130 million people while China has 1.3 billion I believe...

The technological gap has been closed and in weaponry, including nuclear, China is far ahead....

I see this movement more as an ECONOMIC STIMULUS program rather rattling the sabre my friend...


richard lockwood 02.01.2014 04:09

Japan has a long history of warriors. China has never beaten anybody but Tibet. China cannot even beat Taiwan. In any conflict my money is on Japan.

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