Japanese right-wing government sends warship, warplanes to Gulf


This 10 August 2018 video says about itself:

Japan to build its first SUPERCARRIER the largest and most advanced in the world

Japan is proposing to develop its first aircraft carriers.

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) largest warship, the so-called helicopter destroyer JS Izumo, the lead ship of the Izumo-class, along with its sister ship, JS Kaga, have already been designed to operate short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighters such as Lockheed Martin’s F-35B.

The right-wing Abe government in Japan as part of its neocolonialist militarism, has sent soldiers to oil-rich South Sudan.

As far as the Gulf region is concerned, the Abe government exports Fukushima style nuclear plants and Fukushima nuclear-radiated food to it. Now, a warship and warplanes follow.

Meanwhile, Fukushima clean-up delayed again in Japan.

From Al Jazeera:

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East …

Japan, a US ally, is launching its own operation rather than join a US-led mission … in Gulf region

Under the plan, a helicopter-equipped destroyer and two P-3C patrol planes will be dispatched …

If there are any emergencies, a special order would be issued by the Japanese defence minister to allow the forces to use weapons to protect ships in danger. …

The Japanese government aims to start the operation of the patrol planes next month, while the destroyer will likely begin activities in the region in February, a defence ministry official said.

A European operation … will also get underway next month when a French warship starts patrolling there.

The Abe administration is using the deployment as another opportunity to further its militarist agenda. While Article 9 of Japan’s post-World War II constitution, known as the pacifist clause, legally bars Japanese governments from maintaining a standing military or deploying it overseas, Tokyo has for decades used “reinterpretations” to allow Japan to operate the Self-Defense Forces (SDF), the formal name of Japan’s military: here.

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