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Originally posted by cownosecat
I would actually count Japan as our allies, belive it or not in these times. Japan has been a trading partner for technology and other goods with the US for quite awhile, and we have no reason to not want them to re-arm, as long as they aren't against us.
In an effort to calm worries about a resurgence of Japanese militarism, which still haunts much of Asia 60 years after the end of World War II, the draft said Japan remains a pacifist nation and renounces the use of military force to settle international disputes.
It also limits overseas troop deployment to activities for international cooperation for global peace and safety.
Article 9 of Japan's constitution, drafted by U.S. occupation forces and unchanged since 1947, prohibits maintaining a military for warfare, though the Japanese government has interpreted that to mean the nation can possess armed forces for self-defense, allowing the 240,000 Self-Defense Forces to exist.
Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
Dude, if they'd do that... They are so rich taht they could create a hell of a army...
Originally posted by maninblack
How fast do people think that Japan could build nuclear weapons, I have heard only a few months. I acually think Japan should rearm as we need as much support against CHina as we can get.