American Press: No Trace Remains of Japan's Pacifist Constitution
In the United States, they comment on the situation with the changes that have recently been adopted in the legislation of Japan. Mainly, we are talking about legislation in the field of defense and security. The American press states that "not a trace is left of Japan's pacifist constitution."
In the material published by Military.com, as an example, a trip by a delegation of the US Department of the Navy to Japan, during which the head of the department Carlos del Toro published a tweet depicting the Japanese aircraft carrier Izumo, is cited. In fact, Izumo is a helicopter carrier, which has been operated by the Japanese Navy since 2015 (in the Japanese version, the Navy is officially called the Naval Self-Defense Forces). It can also take off the fifth generation F-35B fighters, these tests were recently carried out by the Japanese and American military.
As the American publication writes, Japan has avoided the term "aircraft carrier" since the end of World War II. Today this term is used very actively in Tokyo. It is noted that the aircraft carrier itself (helicopter carrier) is extremely difficult to refer to naval equipment exclusively for self-defense.
Commenting on the appearance of offensive weapons in Japan, a US press observer draws attention to the fact that the self-defense forces themselves, as the Japanese army is officially called, is already difficult to call that way. The new Japanese constitution proclaims the creation of full-fledged land, air and naval forces.
From the material:
Now in the US press, in fact, that, in fact, the basic law of Japan has long stated a change in the country's military paradigm. The emergence of modern weapons and the reformatting of the army and fleet indicates that pacifism has dissolved. But there is an explanation for this. Supposedly this is the only way Japan can resist the militarization of China.
American deck tests aviation on board JS Izumo:
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