Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan person years to develop a new National Defense Program Outline
10 24, Japanese forces located in Asaka, Saitama Prefecture, held once every three years training ground sea ??and air parade, the Prime Minister Naoto Kan reviewed the troops and lecture.
BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) according to Japan’s Kyodo News reported that Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, 24, attended the Japan Ground Self-Defense Self-Defense Forces, organized the annual parade. He stressed in his speech in the parade, “To build a truly play a role in the defense forces”, this year Japan plans to develop a new “National Defense Program Outline.”
According to reports, in order to participate in the parade are the main GSDF 3800, 240 tanks and about 60 aircraft. Self-Defense Force troops have not yet demonstrated a 10 tank-like vehicle, which is the first time this type of tank in parade debut. In addition, the “Patriot -3″ (PAC-3)-air interceptor missile, and has participated in UN peacekeeping operations and reconstruction in Haiti support the GSDF team also took part in international rescue parade.
on SDF participation in UN peacekeeping operations concerned, Naoto Kan, said, “In order to further improve the international security environment, the future will be decisively involved in international activities.”
Naoto Kan said that Japan needs time to prepare to respond effectively to the situation. He also said that, I hope to meet the 21st century way to effectively deepen the Japan-US alliance.
2004, Japan enacted the current “National Defense Program Outline” provides the outline in 2009 should be modified. Democratic Party won power last year, the Government in October that “the new regime is necessary for adequate research,” to outline changes to the agenda to postpone for a year.