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  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

  Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".Japan's Abe to amend constitution#标题分割#PrimeMinisterShinzoAbereaffirmedhiscommitmenttoamendJapan'spacifistconstitutionasthecountrycontinuesitsmilitarybuildupbydevelopingitsfirstdomesticallymanufacturedlong-rangeair-to-shipmissiles.AtagraduationceremonyatJapan'sNationalDefenseAcademyonSunday,AbepledgedtoamendJapan'sconstitution,whichwasdraftedbytheUnitedStatesin1947,andclarifytheroleofitsSelf-DefenseForces.ManysaidtheamendmentwouldeffectivelyacknowledgethelegalexistenceoftheSDFandclarifyitsfutureresponsibilities."TheSDFhaswonthetrustof90percentofthepublic,"Abesaid,"Nowit'sourturntomakeall-outeffortstoprepareanenvironmentwhereSDFmemberscanfulfilltheirdutieswithstrongpride."Abenotedinthespeechthat"70to80percentofconstitutionalexperts"hadquestionedwhethertheexistenceofSDFisunconstitutionalbecauseArticle9ofthecountry'sconstitutionspecificsthatJapanwillnotmaintain"land,seaandairforcesaswellasotherwarpotential".However,AbeandhissupportershavearguedthatArticle9doesnotdenythenation'srighttodefenditselfagainstenemiesand,therefore,theSDFisconstitutional.Inhisspeechtothegraduatingstudents,AbealsopromisedtostrengthenJapan'smilitarycapabilitiesinsomecutting-edgeareasincludingouterspace."We'llpushforwardwithreformsataspeedfundamentallydifferentfromthepasttobuilddefensecapabilitiesforthenexterasothatourcountrycanmaintainitsadvantageintheareasofcyberspaceandouterspace,andelectromagneticwaves,"hesaid.Asaresult,accordingtoYomiuriShimbun,thenation'sDefenseMinistryisdevelopinganair-to-shiplong-rangecruisemissilecapableofattackingenemytargetsoutsidethereachofitsairforces.Thenewspapersaidtheso-calledstandoffmissilewillhavearangeof400kilometersandaspeedofMach3,doubletheoldones'shootingrangeof200kilometersandwillbethreetimesfaster.ChuYin,aprofessorattheCenterforChinaandGlobalization,athinktankbasedinBeijing,saidthenewmissilewillbeJapan'sfirstdomesticallymadecruisemissileandisdefinitelyinconflictwithitspacifistconstitution."ThedevelopmentofsuchmissileswithoffensivecapabilitiesisdefinitelyoutoflinewithJapan'speacefulconstitution,"Chusaid.However,MasanariKoike,aformermemberofJapan'sHouseofRepresentativessawotherwise."Thenewmissileisnotviolatingtheconstitutionasit'santi-shipmissile,notforgroundattack,"hesaid,addingthatpeopleshouldn'tworrytoomuchabouttheconstitutionalamendmentas"thebasicconceptofpacifismwillnotchange".

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