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Japan won’t become military power: defence minister

Japan’s defence minister has brushed aside concerns that the launch of its first full-fledged defence ministry since World War II would lead to the country becoming a military power. “There is a concern that military conscription would be introduced or (Japan) would become a military power,” Fumio Kyuma, who became the nation’s first post-war defence minister last week, told a television program. “But there is misunderstanding among people. Such things should never happen under the current constitution,” he said. “There is no major change in our defence policies.” Full Story

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