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Cabinet endorses Defense White Paper

  • August 2, 2016
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NHK and TBS reported at noon that the cabinet endorsed this year’s Defense White Paper today, saying that the paper criticizes China’s maritime advancement in stronger terms than last year. According to TBS, the paper says: “China is continuing its high-handed approach, such as attempting to change the status quo by force based on its unique claims.” The paper also reportedly raises strong concerns about China’s future direction. Concerning the security legislation, the paper reportedly stresses the legitimacy of the legislation by saying that it not only gained support of the ruling parties but also the three opposition parties through the longest deliberations at the Diet since the end of the war.

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