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Party of Hope policy chief positive on Japan acquiring enemy base attack capability

  • November 22, 2017
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

Party of Hope policy research committee chair Akihisa Nagashima commented on the issue of “enemy base attack capability,” or the ability to attack another country’s bases for self-defense, at a Nov. 21 meeting of a supra-partisan group of Diet members supporting the strengthening of the Japan-U.S. alliance. He said: “As a matter of course it is necessary to discuss the need for such a capability,” indicating a favorable view on acquiring this capability.


The Liberal Democratic Party has recommended the government start discussions on this issue.

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