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"Remove Article 9": Japan prepares to revise the country's post-war constitution

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"Remove Article 9": Japan prepares to revise the country's post-war constitution

Japan is preparing to amend its post-war constitution, thereby lifting the ban on the creation of its own army and conduct offensive operations. As they say in Tokyo, the reason for this was China, which is increasing its military presence in the region.


The Japanese government plans to hold an all-Japanese referendum on amendments to the basic law of the state. On Tuesday, Japan's lower house of parliament passed a popular referendum bill. It is emphasized that both representatives of the ruling coalition and the Japanese opposition voted for the document. Thus, it can be stated that all political forces are in favor of revising the constitution.

Several questions will be submitted to the referendum, but the main one will concern the 9th article of the Japanese constitution, which prohibits the Land of the Rising Sun from having a full-fledged army instead of the Self-Defense Forces, as well as conducting offensive actions.

Supporters of the constitutional amendment claim that Article 9 prevents Japan from having offensive weapons, including ballistic missiles, while China's main geopolitical adversary is growing stronger, introducing more and more modern weapons. In addition, there remains a threat from North Korea, which is also actively arming itself. This article of the constitution is going to be removed from the text of the Basic Law of the country.

Nobody speaks openly about Russia among potential opponents in Japan, but of course they don't discount it. Currently, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces are already a fairly powerful force in the Asia-Pacific region, and after the removal of all restrictions, if this happens, they can turn into the largest player in this region, given the military alliance with the United States.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 12 May 2021 10: 48
    +12
    The cross has long been removed, and now the panties are being thrown off.
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 12 May 2021 11: 22
      +9
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Japan is preparing to amend its post-war constitution, thereby lifting the ban on creating its own army and conducting offensive operations.

      Did the Japanese decide to follow the path of Hitler's Germany? Those, too, had a bunch of bans after the First World War, but during the Second World War they gave soot for half the world, until they flooded the USSR.
      These begin in the same way, but if anything, will the Japanese islands remain intact at the end?
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 12 May 2021 11: 29
        +6
        Quote: Starover_Z
        These begin in the same way, but if anything, will the Japanese islands remain intact at the end?
        A legitimate target for nuclear weapons, as for me.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 12 May 2021 12: 12
          +7
          It looks like it's instinct.
          In case of overpopulation, you need to get involved in a fight with your neighbors, and either get new territories, or reduce your population, or better, both prizes at once.
          And in Japan, the overpopulation is terrible.
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 12 May 2021 12: 33
            +2
            Japan is embarking on the path of militarization. Given the obstinacy and oath of the Japanese, this is a big threat.
          2. antivirus
            antivirus 12 May 2021 14: 24
            +1
            they will be reminded of Nanjing and 15 years of war ........................................... .................................................. ...
          3. Rita Aletdinova 1999
            Rita Aletdinova 1999 12 May 2021 14: 39
            +2
            You are poorly informed. In Japan, the population is just declining at a rapid pace due to the very low birth rate, and even the influx of migrants cannot change the situation. Their demographic situation is the same as in Russia.
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 12 May 2021 15: 08
              +3
              Quote: Rita Aletdinova 1999
              Their demographic situation is the same as in Russia.

              Well, you compared. The difference is 40 times!
              In Russia there are less than 9 people per square km.
              There are 333 people per square kilometer in Japan!
              A decline in the population and a rapid increase in the number of pensioners compared with young people, this is a general trend for all developed countries. But the increased density just awakens the militaristic instincts. Density, not fertility.
              1. Rita Aletdinova 1999
                Rita Aletdinova 1999 12 May 2021 16: 01
                +1
                And nevertheless, in Japan, the territory is populated compactly and in general it is a rich, safe and well-fed country. The population decline there is felt very tangibly and hits the economy. Not like ours, of course, but for the Japanese who are used to living well-fed and rich, this is a very negative moment.
                1. Shurik70
                  Shurik70 12 May 2021 16: 10
                  +2
                  Quote: Rita Aletdinova 1999
                  in Japan, the territory is populated compactly

                  In Russia, too, it is not uniform.
                  But you are right. In Japan, this is generally tough.
                  The more terrible is the population density.
                  1. Rita Aletdinova 1999
                    Rita Aletdinova 1999 12 May 2021 16: 12
                    +3
                    Have you read it carefully? In contrast to Russia, the population in Japan is compactly settled. Therefore, it is not a problem there. It is in Russia that everything has accumulated on 20% of the territory, and the remaining 80% are practically empty!
          4. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 12 May 2021 14: 50
            +3
            Japan has a sharp and chronic population decline.
            They do not have enough hands either in industry or in the service sector.
            Persuade 70-80 year olds to work in hotels,
            restaurants.
        2. Lionnvrsk
          Lionnvrsk 12 May 2021 16: 01
          +3
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          A legitimate target for nuclear weapons, as for me.

          What is this for you? The Japanese are strange people, mattress toppers once zhahnuli on Herooshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese are now licking their ass. You propose to us zhahnut them with something the same for the signing of a peace treaty at last and the beginning of "friendship forever"! lol
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 12 May 2021 11: 41
        +3
        Quote: Starover_Z
        These begin in the same way, but if anything, will the Japanese islands remain intact at the end?

        Old Kyoto is a pity, a very beautiful place.
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 12 May 2021 11: 50
          0
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Old Kyoto is a pity, a very beautiful place.

          Is the old architecture different in China? If anything, go on excursions to China!
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 12 May 2021 11: 59
            +1
            Quote: Starover_Z
            Is the old architecture different in China? If anything, go on excursions to China!

            We don't need to go to China, we need Kyoto.
            1. Starover_Z
              Starover_Z 12 May 2021 13: 50
              +2
              Quote: tihonmarine
              We don't need to go to China, we need Kyoto.

              The Americans will not survive, after the return of the Crimea, Russia's acquisition of the second unsinkable aircraft carrier, plus Russia's open access to the ocean!
            2. vadim dok
              vadim dok 12 May 2021 15: 27
              0
              Spiers to see?
        2. Ryusey
          Ryusey 12 May 2021 18: 00
          +4
          Do you feel sorry for your city, or do you think that the use of nuclear weapons will pass with impunity?
    2. Anachoret
      Anachoret 12 May 2021 12: 42
      0
      The cross has long been removed, and now the panties are being thrown off.

      if so, as they say, let them be anointed and prepared)
    3. Graz
      Graz 12 May 2021 14: 51
      +2
      yes they were like wolves in sheep's clothing, so they remain
  2. Cananecat
    Cananecat 12 May 2021 10: 49
    +6
    Yes, let them change and cancel, and write in the same place about the possibility of shoveling all over the ridge, if this weapon is used.
    And also to hold a referendum, to appoint a public holiday with all the ensuing consequences.
  3. SERGE ANT
    SERGE ANT 12 May 2021 10: 49
    +19
    De jure they make out what is already de facto.
  4. Roman 57 rus
    Roman 57 rus 12 May 2021 10: 51
    +6
    Well, everything .... away we go!
  5. knn54
    knn54 12 May 2021 10: 51
    +5
    -on amendments to the basic law of the state.
    On renaming the Ministry of Defense into the Ministry of Defense and Attacks.
    Considering the glorification (in contrast to the FRG) and the military executioners of WWII, I have no doubts as a result of the referendum.
  6. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 12 May 2021 10: 52
    +1
    lift the ban on the creation of your own army and conduct offensive operations
    Forgotten Halkin-Gol and the defeat of the Kwantung Army!
    1. novel66
      novel66 12 May 2021 11: 53
      +2
      Volodya hi but what about their owners? bolt on them?
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 12 May 2021 12: 30
        -2
        Roma hi Out of fear of Kovid, they cancel the Olympics, and then they decide to climb into the world with their squad of 731!
        He was a militarist and a vandal,
        In vain he insulted two neighbors,
        Sent them every Saturday
        Offensive note,
        I went to an international scandal.
    2. Ryusey
      Ryusey 12 May 2021 18: 01
      -2
      And you are Tsushima and Port Arthur.
  7. prior
    prior 12 May 2021 10: 54
    +3
    I remember that in Germany in the 40s, too, they changed a lot ... and as a result, Hitler.
  8. yehat2
    yehat2 12 May 2021 10: 59
    +5
    a referendum is a formality.
    as the ruling party announces, so everyone will vote.
    such traditions.
  9. spirit
    spirit 12 May 2021 11: 01
    +12
    It was only a matter of time, taking into account how actively all countries in this region are actively building up their forces and the fact that everyone has territorial claims to all
  10. gurzuf
    gurzuf 12 May 2021 11: 02
    +4
    "The Japanese government plans to hold an all-Japanese referendum on amendments to the basic law of the state." How so? It's not legal !!! Where are our liberals, where are their angry statements? Where, after all, is the conscience of these Japanese mothers! They do what is only beneficial to them.
  11. Avior
    Avior 12 May 2021 11: 04
    +11
    Japan is one of the countries capable of developing nuclear weapons in a short time. Will it come to this after the cancellation of Article 9?
    Under the same pretext of strengthening China and North Korea?
    1. lucul
      lucul 12 May 2021 11: 24
      -2
      Japan is one of the countries capable of developing nuclear weapons in a short time.

      What to create from? ))) We need weapon-grade Plutonium, but Japan does not have it. They can only create a "dirty" bomb of the 1950 model.
      1. Jager
        Jager 12 May 2021 12: 03
        +7
        Poor poor North Korea has created, but Japan is not able to? Well funny.
      2. Avior
        Avior 12 May 2021 13: 25
        +6
        For a technologically advanced wealthy state, this is not a problem
        Both Japan and Germany, from a technical point of view, are capable of creating such a weapon in a short time, if they set themselves such a goal, even if not the most compact. Their problem of creation is not technical, but political.
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 12 May 2021 14: 53
        +3
        There is plutonium. They are not building nuclear power plants in vain. And there are all the components of a nuclear weapon.
        1. lucul
          lucul 12 May 2021 15: 21
          -3
          They are not building nuclear power plants in vain

          So they were going to completely abandon the nuclear power plant)))
      4. Toucan
        Toucan 12 May 2021 15: 45
        +2
        Quote: lucul
        Japan is one of the countries capable of developing nuclear weapons in a short time.

        What to create from? ))) We need weapon-grade Plutonium, but Japan does not have it. They can only create a "dirty" bomb of the 1950 model.

        Are you saying that Japan is not technologically capable of creating a nuclear charge based on U-235, or will not be able to obtain weapons-grade Plutonium?
        1. lucul
          lucul 12 May 2021 17: 30
          -3
          that Japan is not technologically capable of creating a nuclear charge based on U-235

          This is the 1950 technology level.
          or will not be able to get weapon-grade Plutonium

          If only the Americans will urge him on. It is produced in nuclear power plants.
          1. Bongo
            Bongo 13 May 2021 04: 31
            +3
            Quote: lucul
            This is the 1950s technology level
            And what level of technology is plutonium charges? Please remind me when the first implosive nuclear charge was tested?
            It is quite possible to create a compact charge using weapons-grade uranium.
            Quote: lucul
            If only the Americans will urge him on.

            Do they need it?
            Quote: lucul
            It is produced in nuclear power plants.

            Including at Japanese nuclear power plants.
    2. Sandor Clegane
      Sandor Clegane 12 May 2021 11: 58
      +7
      Quote: Avior
      Japan is one of the countries capable of developing nuclear weapons in a short time. Will it come to this after the cancellation of Article 9?

      God forbid ...... this will already be akin to collapse, and in the case of mild aggression against us in the Kuril Islands, we cannot do with compulsion to peace .... there will be an exchange of nuclear weapons, but it seems to me that the Americans will not allow the vassal to create a vigorous bomb, they it is definitely not necessary
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      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 12 May 2021 12: 15
        +2
        Quote: Sandor Clegane
        this will already be akin to collapse, and in the case of soft aggression against us in the Kuril Islands, peace enforcement will not be enough .... there will be an exchange of nuclear weapons
        Shanghai-Tokyo 1700 km, Vladivostok-Tokyo 1000 km, Pyongyang-Tokyo 1300 km. In general, a good triangle.
      3. Avior
        Avior 12 May 2021 13: 26
        +2
        Maybe so, maybe not. It cost the same as that between England and Argentina.
        If the Americans see a real military threat from China, they can and will agree
  12. Xlor
    Xlor 12 May 2021 11: 16
    +3
    The Americans will never allow them to do that ...
    1. Shiden
      Shiden 12 May 2021 11: 38
      +1
      Do you think so or on TV all sorts of political experts say. A year ago I wrote that the United States gave the go-ahead to the Asia-Pacific countries to strengthen their defenses, but as always in the comments "Hegemon sulked, China will tear everyone like Tuzik a hot water bottle, one vigorous loaf and wash away the islands" is the level of analysts of commentators. And you can be sure that an analogue of NATO will soon appear in the Asia-Pacific region to contain China.
      1. Xlor
        Xlor 12 May 2021 11: 44
        +3
        The Americans fought in the Pacific for four years not at all so that in 75 years Japanese militarism would revive anew ...
        1. Avior
          Avior 12 May 2021 13: 27
          +4
          The situation has changed, the alignment is different. Now they are allies
          1. Graz
            Graz 12 May 2021 15: 00
            +1
            and? they were allies in the Russo-Japanese, as a result, the Angles and Yankees raised and nurtured the enemy themselves, the Americans are quite satisfied with the presence of their base there. and the Japanese do not need a vigorous loaf if they need the same B 61 nuclear bombs for fighter bombers, they will give them anyway
            1. Avior
              Avior 12 May 2021 17: 03
              +2
              Bombs are weapons specific and for special use
              Under certain circumstances, the Americans, if it is necessary for the Japanese to have such a weapon, will, as it were, overlook our creation
              Now and in the future, Japan is an ally to the United States.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 12 May 2021 17: 57
      +4
      Quote: Xlor
      The Americans will never allow them to do that ...

      They have already given them permission. The cancellation of Article 9 is a formality that reinforces the current state of affairs.
      On July 1, 2014, Shinzo Abe's cabinet passed a resolution re-interpreting Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. In particular, according to this resolution, Japan has the right to the so-called "collective self-defense" and can use the Self-Defense Forces not only in the event of an armed attack on Japan, but also in the event of an attack on countries with which Japan has close ties, and in the event of a serious threats of such an attack. On September 19, 2015, the Japanese parliament authorized the use of the Self-Defense Forces to participate in military conflicts overseas.

      At first they had aircraft carrier destroyers. Now - collective self-defense.
      It’s strange that they didn’t think of it before preventive defense. smile
      1. Xlor
        Xlor 12 May 2021 18: 39
        0
        In the US, the fall is closely monitoring the self-defense forces and will never allow any military or political strengthening of Japan. Do not forget that Japan is under the American "nuclear umbrella" and the US bases are located there ...
        1. Shiden
          Shiden 12 May 2021 19: 37
          +1
          You know, politics is not only a statement, concern, threats, but also a delicate work of diplomats and analysts who calculate the moves before. I already wrote in the comments when the United States proposed to include China on an equal footing with Russia in a new treaty on limiting nuclear arsenals, and you know that in the comments they wrote China does not need this and the United States will not do anything. And then I wrote that if Japan, Yu. Korea, Taiwan will acquire nuclear weapons, then China will not have a sweet spot. But hurray the patriots think in one category: the DPRK wiped out the United States because there is a vigorous loaf, and now imagine China and Russia in this place. But in fact, we are already seeing this. So the State Department has calculated that they need strong allies in the Asia-Pacific region to confront China.
          1. Xlor
            Xlor 12 May 2021 20: 52
            0
            How would this "strong ally in the APR" deal with the United States before ... wink
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 13 May 2021 11: 16
          +1
          Quote: Xlor
          In the United States, the fall is closely monitoring the self-defense forces and will never allow any military or political strengthening of Japan.

          Are we talking about the United States that signed a supply contract for the JMSDF F-35B right after the announcement of plans to upgrade Izumo-class aircraft carriers into aircraft carriers?
          The United States now has a headache over China. And so they happily strengthen those who can fight the PRC in their place.
  13. Maalkavianin
    Maalkavianin 12 May 2021 11: 21
    +6
    Expected. However, as for me, this will not help them, at least until they create a powerful land army capable of competing one-on-one with China or with us.
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 12 May 2021 18: 03
      0
      Why do they need it?
  14. Yura
    Yura 12 May 2021 11: 26
    +5
    In general, if you look at the situation from the outside and from a distance, you can assume that a multi-year plan is being implemented. Under the guise of Japan about the Threat of China and Russia, under the growth of nationalist sentiments in their society, with the economy allowing the construction of an army and navy equipped with the latest technology, warmed up by the situation to such an extent that the likelihood of this amendment will be adopted in Japan with a bang - Japan is implementing a plan to gain real independence (political) from the United States. I do not want to say that Japan completely distances itself from the United States, I want to say, as long as this dependence persists, no one in the world will perceive Japan as an independent player capable of influencing the situation at least around him and exclusively in his own interests.
  15. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 12 May 2021 11: 28
    +2
    They are doing the right thing, I fully support them.
    They have a war with China ahead.
  16. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 12 May 2021 11: 34
    +2
    Nobody speaks openly about Russia among potential opponents in Japan, but of course they don't discount it.

    While they are silent, but after the constitutional change, they will speak openly.
  17. Elena Akinfieva
    Elena Akinfieva 12 May 2021 11: 38
    +2
    They are preparing again, judging by the whole world, on the sly.
  18. cniza
    cniza 12 May 2021 11: 48
    +3
    Nobody speaks openly about Russia among potential adversaries in Japan


    This is all the United States is not sitting quietly, gathering another pack against us ...
  19. mike5551963
    mike5551963 12 May 2021 11: 54
    +1
    and no "paper" contracts with them, today they promised - tomorrow they threw a piece of paper into the trash can.
  20. Devyatomayets
    Devyatomayets 12 May 2021 11: 58
    -2
    The Japanese government plans to hold an all-Japanese referendum on amendments to the basic law of the state.
    Everything is like ours. I don't see a problem.
  21. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 12 May 2021 12: 39
    +1
    Japan is preparing to amend its post-war constitution, thereby lifting the ban on creating its own army and conducting offensive operations.
    And now they have a people's squad?
  22. Puler
    Puler 12 May 2021 13: 26
    0
    I dare to assume that samurai will not survive one atomic attack ... since the times of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons have become a hundred times more powerful, in the era of modern delivery systems for nuclear weapons and modern nuclear weapons, being a full vassal of the United States, to revive a herd of kamikaze for the interests of penguins and bark at countries such as Russia, China ... threatens the absence of Japan as such ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 12 May 2021 15: 33
      +1
      The Japanese are fatalists. They often have deadly earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis.
      Cities were completely destroyed and rebuilt many times.
      The threat of a nuclear strike will not stop the Japanese.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 12 May 2021 20: 34
        +2
        Well, why so modest
        The threat of a nuclear strike will not stop the Japanese.
        ... You have a mistake crept into the text, you had to write - the threat of nuclear destruction ... and further in the text.
  23. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 May 2021 20: 30
    +1
    They are in vain, they now have a problem with Fukushima, and they start to get out, then this problem will become ..., in short, the whole of Japan can become one big problem.
  24. Hiller
    Hiller 12 May 2021 22: 08
    0
    Japan's UNO is certainly not an army. And we believe. And the 11th Infantry Division of the UNO has no combat missions in the Kuril Islands. Polichenel's secret.