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Komeito intends to draw up its own vision of missile defense

  • August 6, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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On Aug. 5, Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi said to reporters in Hiroshima City that the party intends to present a consolidated party opinion.on the new missile defense posture appropriate for Japan. “We would like to have an opportunity to convey Komeito’s vision to the government and the people,” he said. 

 

Commenting on the recent proposal submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to the government, which urged acquisition of the capability to forestall enemy missile attacks, Yamaguchi said, “As the LDP has presented its views, Komeito’s view now carries important significance. We would like to deepen discussion on the issue.”

 

Komeito has been discussing missile defense at its research council on security and foreign affairs, where the possibility of obtaining the capability to attack enemy bases has met strong opposition.

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