2014年07月07日

Japan to appoint minister to manage new self-defence policy

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Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie leave Tokyo on Sunday for their week-long visit. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Japan to appoint minister to manage new self-defence policy

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

07 July 2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced plans to establish a new cabinet post to implement Japan's new security policy of collective self-defence.

Abe said on 6 July that the new minister will be in charge of making the significant legislative adjustments that are needed to allow the country to exercise the right to self-defence. Japan defines this right as the ability to come to the aid of allied forces that are under attack by a third party.

"I plan to introduce broad legislation collectively, which covers issues ranging from 'grey-zone' contingencies to collective self-defence," Abe told reporters in Tokyo on the same day he left for a tour of Oceania.

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