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Japan's Bid to Exercise "Right to Collective Self-defense" Slammed
Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- The Japanese government officially clarified in its revised interpretation of the Constitution that it will tolerate the exercise of the "right to collective self-defense".

Rodong Sinmun Friday in a commentary says this is little short of Japan's declaration of its intention to turn itself into a country that launches invasion and war as in the past.

The current Constitution of Japan is a product of the ardent desire and aspiration of the Japanese people and the international community not to see Japan becoming a war criminal state again, the commentary notes, and goes on:

Japan could enjoy an economic boom in a peaceful environment without war for nearly seven decades which is ascribable to the Constitution.

But the Japanese ruling forces are mulling allowing the exercise of the right, talking about "grim security environment" and "protection of lives and properties of the people".

Japan's intention to exercise the right is a declaration of its will to openly opt for aggression and war with the U.S.

The scenario of the Japanese government for the exercise of the right envisages "contingency" on the Korean peninsula, etc.

This means that Japan will hurl the troops of the "Self-Defense Forces" as an advance group and a shock brigade to the second Korean war to be provoked by the U.S. Through this Japan seeks to make a breakthrough towards realizing its old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere".

Such an attempt is like a suicidal act as it would invite a barrage of fire to the archipelago, the commentary says, warning that the Japanese government should bear in mind that the second defeat will be fundamentally different from what it sustained in the past.

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