Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Japan could be 'main player' if Asia conflicts break out: defense minister ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Japan could be a key participant if conflict breaks out in Asia, the defense minister said Monday, warning China is seeking to exploit difficulties between allies.

The comments by Itsuno Onodera, who said Japan needs new equipment and must reconfigure its defense, come as Tokyo is embroiled in an ongoing spat with Beijing over disputed territory that has sparked warnings of a possible armed skirmish.

“The crisis that Japan faces now may lead to situations in which the country may have to be involved as a main player,” Onodera told a symposium in the capital.

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Comment: No more supporting roles for these guys, from now on, they will be the lead players in this theater!

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