Japan’s new defense outline should proceed to develop China into the focus of discussion
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force anti-submarine helicopter fleet
People hearing on January 9 in Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura 8 at a press conference announced for the 2010-14 year defense capabilities that reflect the basic principle of the configuration of the new “National Defense Program Outline.” composed of experts, “security and defense capability Conference” (Chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company president wins Minamata permanent) will be 9 held its first meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence.
with China’s military modernization, and other peripheral security environment changes, how to configure the Navy, and Air Self-Defense Force will be the focus of discussion.
According to Kyodo News agency reported that the meeting scheduled for the summer before the summary report, after the government develop a new framework by the end of the Cabinet decision. Previously had planned to set up the association last fall, but Japanese Prime Minister and Defense Ministry scandals substitutions, leading to delayed.
In addition, the following points will also be expected to focus on: (1) with the Defense Agency upgraded to a province, and the SDF’s overseas activities corresponding to their own forces flexibly and education; (2) and the Ministry of Defense reorganization of the Ground Self-Defense Command middle abolished discussion; (3) to deal with international terrorism and other aspects of research.
as a response to China’s military modernization, Japan’s defense ministry has decided to Barry Air Self-Defense Force base (located in Ibaraki Prefecture) is about 20 F15 fighter jets in early this month moved forward around Naha base.
Defense Program Outline is a pointer to Japan’s defense policy, reflecting the long-term defense forces, maintain and use the basic principles. The existing framework was enacted in late 2004. This program will be in the study of Japan after the end of 2004 the world’s security environment and the changing situation on the basis of the development.