Japan want Urgently reinforce There are military capability With the deteriorating security situation in the South and East China Seas, North Korean threats Nuclear and missile development and Russia’s war in Ukraine, Japan’s prime minister, Fumio KishidaDuring the International Naval Review Act.
“The security environment around our country including the sea East China and South China SeaIt is rapidly becoming more and more intense,” Kishida said during a study visit aircraft carrier ‘Izumo’.
“There is no time to lose in this matter,” Kishida said during an inspection of the aircraft carrier, one of 18 warships from 12 countries participating. International Naval Review, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo. Seoul joined the event for the first time in seven years, in a further sign of strained relations between Tokyo and Seoul over Japanese war atrocities.
Kishida said it’s important to avoid controversy and seek dialogue, but it’s also important to be prepared for it. Provocations and threats to peace and stability. He cited an increase in missile launches from North Korea — one of which flew over Japan last month — and growing concern about the impact of Russian aggression in Asia, and reiterated his promise to significantly boost Japan’s military capabilities within five years.
The president said he wanted Japan Build more warshipsStrengthen your Anti-missile capability and improve Working conditions for troops.
“We have no time to lose,” Kishida said after a review aboard the JS Izumo, where naval officers from participating nations had gathered to watch a demonstration of warplanes, submarines, supply ships and warplanes in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo.
Japan has steadily increased its international security role and military spending over the past decade Its military budget will double 2% of its GDP in the next five to ten years. The government attributed the increase to NATO standards, threats from North Korea and China’s growing aggression.
The Kishida government is reviewing its national defense strategy and medium- and long-term defense policy, and is considering allowing preemptive strikes, a drastic change to the principles of self-defense established in Japan after World War II. Critics say allowing preemptive strikes would violate Japan’s pacifist constitution.
The prime minister has also reiterated his country’s view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as unacceptable. “Anywhere in the world, unilateral attempts to change by force, such as the invasion of Ukraine, should not be allowed,” he said.
On Sunday, Kishida and US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel visited the USS ‘Ronald Reagan’, the only aircraft carrier outside US territory, anchored at the US Naval Base in Yokosuka.
Sunday’s review events mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Japan’s postwar navy, the Maritime Self-Defense Force, seven years after Japan’s defeat in World War II demilitarized. The ships and aircraft will then participate in joint exercises on Sunday and Monday.
(With information from AP and Europa Press)