Japan’s new National Defense Program Outline the proposed arms export ban
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According to Japan’s Kyodo News English website reported on the 16th, a Japanese government official said Wednesday that Japan is seeking to ban arms exports, Japan intended to in the forthcoming new version of “National Defense Program Outline,” adding emphasized the need change “three principles of arms exports,” further discussion.
According to reports, Naoto Kan, the Cabinet is expected this Friday (December 17) to finalize the new version of “National Defense Program Outline”, the outline will be listed in Japan considers it necessary to take measures “to adapt to the changing international environment “, especially to meet the national joint research and development arms of the” global trend. ”
reported that after Japan’s defense minister Kitazawa handsome advocate consideration “three principles of arms export” and replaced with a new policy framework. Kitazawa that, subject to the existing “three principles of arms exports” limit, Japan’s new generation of fighter aircraft and other arms can not participate in international cooperation projects, leading to increasingly lag behind the military field. Foreign Minister Maehara, Economic Policy Minister Tian Zhang Hong and other cabinet members also lifted a positive attitude.
1967, the Japanese Cabinet promulgated the “three principles of arms exports”, which prohibits the socialist bloc countries, the United Nations resolution to impose an arms embargo provisions of national and international parties to the conflict or a risk of conflict export arms to countries. In 1976, when Miki cabinet and added to the above principles, in fact, a total ban on weapons exports. Based on this principle, not only in Japan can not export weapons, and can not be combined with the foreign R & D and production of weapons.