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Japan Accused of Working Hard to Realize "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere"
Pyongyang, January 15 (KCNA) -- The Japanese minister of Defence and the U.S. military chief were reported to have been closeted recently over the issue of revising the "Japan-U.S. Defence Cooperation Guidelines". Timed to coincide with this, the present ruling forces of Japan are working in the direction of introducing Global Hawk to the "Self-Defense Forces" with an aim to gather information about the DPRK and China.

Rodong Sinmun Tuesday says in a bylined commentary in this regard:

The Japanese warmongers' aim is to lay a legal framework to turn Japan into a military power and realize without fail its ambition for reinvasion backed by the U.S.

It is an invariable ambition of the Japanese militarists to realize the old dream "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" which they could not do in the past through the legalization of reinvasion against Asia-Pacific countries.

Japan has systematically stepped up its moves to turn itself into a military giant while talking about "revenge" for its defeat in war. Whenever an opportunity presented itself, Japan removed one by one legal and institutional mechanisms as they are obstacles to realizing its scenario for turning itself into a military giant.

Under the pretext of coping with emergency in its vicinity, Japan recovered the SDF's rights to take part in a war and wage a war and established a wartime system whereby the prime minister can mobilize armed forces for a war.

The SDF has pushed ahead with the modernization of air and naval striking forces, bolstering up long-distance transport and operation capabilities.

In the new year, the Japanese reactionaries decided to sharply increase the defence budget for fiscal year 2013 so as to reinforce the SDF's strength and equipment.

Japan's aggressive nature has been brought to daylight and the chariot of militarism is running at breakneck speed along the dangerous orbit of reinvasion.

If the Japanese reactionaries opt to launch reinvasion, obsessed with their old dream, this will only precipitate their destruction, the commentary warns.

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