Japan: Not Ruling Out Air Strikes on Enemy Bases

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By NTD Newsroom
February 18, 2022China in Focusshare

A turning point for Japan’s national security policy.

Striking enemy military bases on foreign soil could be seen as self-defense—according to Japan’s Defense Minister.

Minister Nobuo Kishi made the point Wednesday during a parliamentary hearing—noting that the tactic could fall under the country’s strict, post-World War 2 ‘self-defense’ policy.

But there’s a pre-condition: the strategy could only be used as necessary to protect Japan from a hypothetical missile attack.

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