Japan Finalized Purchases of War Weapons Like Never before

23.12.2013 - Prensa Latina

Japan Finalized Purchases of War Weapons Like Never before
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Tokyo, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government this week finalized the purchase of U.S. high-tech weaponry as part of a defense budget estimated at more than $ 1.8 billion for the period 2014-2019.The order includes five submarines, two destroyers, 28 fighters F-35, called invisible, 17 Osprey of vertical takeoff, three drones and fifty amphibious vehicles, which involve a five percent increase in such expenditure for the stage from 2009 to 2013.

Thus, Prime Minister applies an increasing military enforcement to the country like never before, which is qualified by political sources and antiwar groups as very similar conditions previous to the outbreak of World War II.

Abe, in the same position from 2006 to 2007, stated the principles of the new re armament since assuming the leadership of government for over a year and was completed this month in the creation of the National Security Council, to image and similarity of United States.

Liberal Democratic Party and ally in the coalition government Komei also maneuver in parliament to radically amend section nine of the Constitution, which among other things expressly disclaims war.

The pretexts are about allowing Japan to help an ally in case of being attacked and although the country is not attacked and they need at least two-thirds in the House of Representatives and the Senate for approval.


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