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Western press: Japan announced plans to modernize its armed forces contrary to the policy of "active pacifism"

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Western press: Japan announced plans to modernize its armed forces contrary to the policy of "active pacifism"

How does the international news Reuters, Japan intends to reveal its new national security strategy, which provides for the modernization of its armed forces contrary to the policy of "active pacifism" that has been in force in the country over the past 70 years since the end of World War II.


The rethinking of this policy is caused, first of all, by the growing tension on the part of its main neighbors - China, Russia and North Korea. At least, all this is presented in this form by Japan itself. All this allegedly forces Tokyo to increase defense spending on the development of long-range operational-tactical missiles, along with the possibility of expanding information operations in computer networks.

All these changes will form the basis of three documents: the national security strategy, the national defense program of Japan and the medium-term defense development program.

According to the current pacifist constitution, adopted in the country back in 1947, Japan is armed with missiles with a range of no more than a few hundred kilometers, and therefore the adoption of sea and land-based missiles capable of hitting ships or ground targets at a distance of 1000 km will allow her to strike at more distant territories.

As the Minister of Defense of Japan noted, military projects to expand the range of Type 12 anti-ship missiles, as well as the development of hypersonic weapons planned to be completed by 2026. In addition, Tokyo's plans also include the purchase of American Tomahawk multi-purpose cruise missiles.

As the head of the Japanese defense department specified, more than $300 billion (about 19,2 trillion rubles) or about 2% of the country's GDP will be allocated for these purposes in the next five years, of which $22 billion (1,4 trillion rubles) will go to development information operations, while another $14 billion (900,2 billion rubles) will be directed to space exploration.

The Japanese government also intends to allocate funds for the construction of 70 weapons depots as part of the aircraft modernization program, and by 2035 their number should increase to 130.

Note that approximately 70% of the total number of ammunition depots in the country are located on the island of Hokkaido, in northern Japan.
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 16 December 2022 17: 56
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    Who doubted that the unfinished Japanese militarists would again climb into the world war, which is just being brewed ....
    1. Luka Nord
      Luka Nord 16 December 2022 18: 31
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      Quote: voice of reason
      Who doubted that the unfinished Japanese militarists would again climb into the world war, which is just being brewed ....

      And the Fritz are also becoming more active .. The Anglo-Saxons are preparing new "warriors of light" against Russia. Well, who's new? We haven't taken London yet, but in vain
  2. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 16 December 2022 18: 14
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    I don’t see any contradiction in the actions of the Japanese - they profess ACTIVE pacifism, not even PASSIVE at all. Active pacifism is when you are big and scary, but at the moment you are not cleaning anyone's snout. But passive pacifism is when all and sundry wipe their feet on you, and you smile in response. So everything is fine.
  3. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 16 December 2022 18: 15
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    Western press: Japan announced plans to modernize its armed forces contrary to the policy of "active pacifism"
    https://topwar.ru/190018-takoj-tihij-japonskij-omut.html
  4. JonnyT
    JonnyT 16 December 2022 18: 22
    +1
    These immediately go to the bottom and on a date with Godzilla, and if they climb with their pacifism on the territory of the Russian Federation
  5. Luka Nord
    Luka Nord 16 December 2022 18: 35
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    North Korea and China to help us .. They hate Japan! There, what the Japanese were doing is horror (Hitler is just a baby)
  6. Bumblebee
    Bumblebee 16 December 2022 18: 35
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    more than $300 billion (about 19,2 trillion rubles) or approximately 2% of the country's GDP is provided, of which $22 billion (1,4 trillion rubles) will go to the development of information operations, while another $14 billion (900,2 billion rubles)
    I don’t understand why the author translates into rubles))) or the Japanese have reserves in rubles
  7. zenion
    zenion 16 December 2022 19: 32
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    They stole this from the slogan of the Khrushchev era - nothing makes the team drunker like a mass departure out of town.
  8. bath
    bath 17 December 2022 11: 04
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    Japan is still in the hands of the United States, and every little step they want to take must be approved by the Americans.
  9. DienBienPhu
    DienBienPhu 17 December 2022 17: 03
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    Japan has never pursued pacifism throughout its history, since ancient times it has its eye on China and Korea.