Japan is set to legalize participation in war even though the country is not under attack.
Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling party of Japan is set to approve the reinterpretation of the Japanese Constitution later today by lifting the ban on collective self defense.
Collective self defense is a right granted to a member of United Nation, when an ally is under military oppression a UN country can come to aid its ally under collective self defense.
Moreover, if approved today, Japan can openly participate in any UN-led peace-keeping operations and “grey zone” or incident lighter than total-war.
“We believe that nations of goodwill can only benefit if the Japanese government is empowered to assist others and is allowed the wherewithal to come to the aid of those in need, especially in the areas of collective self-defense,” Philippine President Aquino said.
This reinterpretation will most likely anger China.
“As a country that had been invaded by Japan, we have every reason to make the request that any policy adjustment in Japan’s military field should in no way undermine its neighbor’s sovereignty and security interests. What concerns us is that, inside Japan, there is the hot pursuit of liberating collective self-defense rights while outside Japan, they keep stirring things up and creating tensions at regional and international levels, intentionally hyping up the so-called regional threat,” China’s foreign affairs said.