KCNA Commentary Blames Japan for Rushing Headlong into Revival of Militarism

Date: 10/07/2018 | Source: KCNA.kp (En) | Read original version at source

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Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Japan is going more reckless, heated with militarism.

It was said that shortly ago, the Abe government formally decided to extend the area of the "Self-Defense Forces" for overseas dispatch to Asia though it was limited to Africa under the pretext of its joining in the UN peace-keeping activities and hotly debated the issue of developing a next-generation fighter plane for the Air "Self-Defense Force".

Such daily-escalating military move is nothing but a reckless act of those bent on overseas expansion.

Japan's moves for the revival of militarism have reached extremes since the emergence of the Abe government, focusing on military advance overseas with a revanchist ambition after its defeat in the Second World War

The Japanese reactionaries' such ambition and practical moves are not limited to Asia or Africa but aimed at the whole world.

This is proved by the fact that Japan is seeking "close cooperation" with NATO.

Shortly ago, Kyodo News reported that the Abe government is working to set up a mission at NATO for the purpose of discussing the matter of "cooperation" in ensuring regional security with member states of NATO.

In case such plan comes true, Japan can more easily realize its ambition for dispatching the SDF even to Europe under the pretence of "cooperation" with NATO and usher the NATO military forces into Asia when necessary.

It is by no means accidental that a recent "proposal for increasing defense expenditures" presented by the Liberal Democratic Party refers to the plan for introducing a "multi-purpose carrier" meaning an aircraft carrier and adjusting long-distance missiles.

It is natural that the Abe group's dangerous scheme for militarization is sparking strong opposition and rebuff of the international community.

Not only the Asian people who had been subjected to pain and misfortune by the Japanese imperialists in the past but also the European people who are remembering the miserable disasters in the Second World War will never remain a passive onlooker to the moves of Japan, a fascist fanatic, for turning itself into a military giant and deploying the SDF in other countries.

Will the U.S., a senior ally of Japan, want the unlimited expansion of the latter capable of provoking the Second Pacific War?

In the final analysis, Japan's revival of militarism will only bring strong vigilance and backlash from the regional states and international isolation. -0-

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