The Empire Strikes Back: Rearming Japan

Posted: December 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Japan just approved the largest military spend for the Fiscal Year 2016. This, in conjunction with the passing of a self defense legislation in July/September 2015, clears a path to reclaim the position of Japan as the main antagonistic force to China. (Japan defence budget is within the top 6 world spenders)

Plus it is making a few international alliances with Vietnam and India in light of a China containment.

Definitely a more assertive Japan is in the near future.

This is not a big issue, unless you consider the automatic defence pact between USA and Japan (at the end of the 2 World War, Japan agreed to be a pacifist region – but if attacked the US has to protect automatically Japan).

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