Pyongyang, April 28 (KCNA) -- Japan is engaged in a dangerous military adventure.
The Japanese reactionaries are mulling staging the largest-ever military exercises involving 140 000 soldiers of the Ground "Self-Defense Force" from September to November this year.
It is said that maneuvers simulating an emergency would be conducted on a nationwide scale with the involvement of troops and latest war hardware 8 times more than in the exercises staged by different route groups last year.
The Japanese reactionaries, as always, cite bolstering up the defense capability for coping with "threats from neighboring countries" and for providing for China's advance into the sea as pretexts to justify themselves. But actually, it is a revelation of their sinister intention to step up the preparations for reinvasion and to take the first step for overseas expansion.
It is none other than Japan which is harassing peace and security in the region and inviting instability and escalation of tension.
Recently, the Japanese reactionaries deployed a new-type Aegis warship Haguro at Sasebo Port near the Korean peninsula and are beefing up their offensive weaponry in regions favorable for continental aggression as evidenced by the plan to deploy F-35B stealth fighters at a base under the Air "Self-Defense Force".
The goal of the maneuvers is clear from the Japanese government's planned deployment of F-35B at a base of "Self-Defense Force" (SDF) for the first time in history, terming it "a decisive card for defending a solitary island", and use of this fighter with the capabilities of short-distance lift and vertical landing on the aircraft carrier-class escort ship Izmo.
In recent days, Japan has persisted in increasing to the maximum the SDF's capability for fighting a war under the pretext of "defending a remote island."
It is introducing the latest war hardware into the "amphibious task force" called Japan version of marines and trying to introduce a new transport warship for supplying materials including ammunition and fuel to the units of the Ground "Self-Defense Force" deployed in Nansei archipelagos.
It is also staging war exercises for scrambling the troops of the SDF to the battlefield, regardless of time.
The international community is now shocked at Japan, the war criminal state, running amuck to revive the blood-stained history of aggression without any elementary reflection on its past crimes.
Absolutely intolerable is Japan's moves to do grave harm to the world and humankind again.
The Japanese reactionaries' military adventure for realizing their wild dream to reinvade other countries will entail catastrophic consequences. -0-