|calendar>>January 23. 2013 Juch 102|
Rodong Sinmun Raps Japan's Dangerous Moves for Militarization
| Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The Japanese government recently decided to sharply increase military spending in its budget for fiscal year 2013. It, at the same time, announced it would reexamine its military strategy confined to "self-defense".
Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday observes in a bylined commentary in this regard:
This clearly indicates that the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan is set to provide a legal and financial guarantee for turning Japan into a military giant and realizing its overseas expansion after seizing the power.
The Japanese reactionaries are describing their measures for bolstering up the military capability as the ones to cope with the "threat" from neighboring countries, but this is nothing but sophism to cover up their black-hearted intention.
The Abe forces are going reckless to become a leader of Asia and realize the old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" at any cost after throwing off their mask of "peace".
The Japanese reactionaries are committing provocations against neighboring countries over the sensitive territorial issue as evidenced by their mobilization of fighters to fly over the waters off Diaoyu Islands in order to deter a Chinese marine observation plane. They made no scruple of letting loose such outbursts that there should be a switchover in the Japanese government's stand on its past war of aggression.
From the outset of the year they included funds for defence such as expenses for purchasing patrol helicopters in the funds for emergency economic measures.
Japan mobilized 300 paratroopers of the first airborne regiment of Japan Ground "Self-Defense Force," the only paratroops in Japan, to stage a military drill for "capturing islands."
For Japan to head for a military giant, oblivious of the past lesson, only precipitates its self-destruction.
Japan is fated to meet its doom if it rushes headlong into militarization and a military giant, defying the warning of the international community.
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