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U.S. welcomes Japan’s enactment of new security legislation

Kyodo

The United States on Friday welcomed Japan’s enactment of new laws that ease restrictions on overseas activities of the Self-Defense Forces, including allowing them to help allies even if Japan is not directly attacked.

“We welcome Japan’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the alliance and play a more active role in regional and international security activities, as reflected in Japan’s new security legislation,” the State Department said in a statement.

The department commended the Japanese legislation for being in line with the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, which the countries revised in April.

Japan has been committed to peace, democracy and the rule of law over the 70 years since the end of World War II and this record stands as “a model for all countries,” it said.

The Defense Department released a statement to the same effect.

The bipartisan leadership of the Senate’s Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees said in a joint statement the legislation “will contribute to international peace and security while strengthening the vital alliance between our two countries.”

“We welcome a larger role for Japan in regional and global security affairs,” the senators said.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc passed the bills through the Diet despite growing public concerns that SDF activities allowed under the new laws, including their deployment through the exercise of the right to collective self-defense, may run contrary to the war-renouncing Constitution.

  • anand

    Japan is suffering from non violent hangover as India did
    after independence. When India got independence it believed in Mahatma Gandhi’s
    principles of non violence with a belief that other counties will respect these
    principles. India’s belief shattered by Chinese
    attack in 1962. Tibetans also believed
    that blessings of Dalai will protect them from English invader’s 303 bullet but
    in vain. Japan should stop believing
    that it was the culprit in the world war but its biggest victim. Its enemy will
    not save them for being non violent.

    • David

      India and Tibet never had the trading that China has with USA or Japan they are each other largest trading partners economically and China and USA act as bad cop good cop to make money together.
      There is no fear from China just the lies of the USA that forces this view onto Japan its puppet. Abe is a puppet of the MIC and the best puppet yet, he is able to have no shame in cheating his country, breaking the constitution and selling out Japan for the war machine that is the USA.

      ATM people employed in the USA are 75% directly or indirectly sponsored by the MIC and Defense. Japans Scum puppets believe they can do the same to help their world leading inflation.