According to the Japanese Economic News on November 2, the task force will be headed by former Japanese Defense Minister, LDP MP Kono Takeshi and KMT President of the Foreign Security Survey Sato Maoshu. As the ruling party, we have a common understanding and hope to submit appropriate proposals to the government, Yamada Yamada, chairman of the LDPs political reconciliation committee, told the press corps.
It is reported that the outline of the defense plan is a guideline for defense readiness in the next ten years or so. The Medium-term Defense Readiness Plan is a plan to purchase defense equipment in the next five years according to the outline.
Reported that if the deck of the Cloud frigate is modified so that fighters can take off and land, the scope of self-defense forces will be greatly expanded. It has been pointed out that this is equivalent to having the ability to attack enemy bases, but the Japanese government has always explained that there is no plan to attack enemy bases.
According to the current Medium-term Defense Readiness Plan, the total defense cost from 2014 to 2018 is 24.67 trillion yen ($220 billion). The defense ministrys proposal is to further increase defense costs in order to enhance missile defense and naval and air combat capabilities. The ruling party will consider the severe financial situation faced by the state and determine the appropriate amount on this basis.
Photo: a helicopter destroyer, flying clouds, was shot in Yokohama, Japan in March 25, 2015. Xinhua News Agency / Reuters source: Reference News Network Editor: Li Xi _NN2587
Photo: a helicopter destroyer, flying clouds, was shot in Yokohama, Japan in March 25, 2015. Xinhua News Agency / Reuters