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KCNA Denounces Japanese Defense Minister's Remarks for Militarization
Pyongyang, June 11 (KCNA) -- The Japanese defense minister, addressing a recent Asian security meeting held in Singapore, claimed "north Korea's nuclear and missile development is a threat to peace and security of international community."

He asserted Japan's bolstering of defense capability and the moves to exercise the right to collective self-defense that arouse international concern mean "a contribution to regional stability" whereas the DPRK's nuclear and missile development amounts to a "serious threat to peace and security of the entire international community."

This is a revelation of the inveterate hostility towards the DPRK and rhetoric to justify the moves to militarize Japan which have entered a full-fledge stage.

Japan has never given up its wild ambition for overseas expansion since its defeat, but has steadily put spurs to the moves to turn itself into a military giant. As a result, it has emerged a war force to reckon with.

Japan is citing the non-existent "threat" from the DPRK as a pretext for realizing its dangerous goal for turning itself into a military power by taking advantage of the unstable situation on the Korean Peninsula

The keynote of Japan's "proposal for defence" for shaping new "defense programme guidelines" calls for exercising the right to collective self-defense, founding a national defense army and acquiring capability for striking missile launching bases. It also calls for studying nuclear deterrence under the pretext of "threat" from the DPRK.

Japan insists on the above-said assertion because the regional situation remains complicated due to other countries. But, the situation is quite contrary to this assertion.

Some time ago, the U.S.-Japan-south Korea joint military drills with the nuclear powered carrier Nimitz involved took place in waters west of Kyushu of Japan.

The DPRK and the U.S. are technically at war. Japan's regular involvement in the U.S-south Korea military drills clearly indicates that the exercise of the right to collective self-defence and attack on the enemy's bases touted by Japan are aimed at staging a comeback to Korea according to the joint operations with its allies.

The "threat" from the DPRK is what Japan requires for realizing its scenario for overseas expansion.

Japan's moves to emerge a military giant not only threaten regional peace but are fraught with a serious danger to itself.

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