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Japan's ruling bloc approves next-gen fighter jet exports

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Japanese bringing back the Mitsubishi Zero

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Under strict condition? So who gonna really buy Japanese fighter jet?

Just check the list non of Japanese fighter jet product really being popular in the market

https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/top-10-most-widely-operated-fighter-jets

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

This is the right thing to do. A good defense export industry will create a solid pillar of the economy, and increase Japan's defense self-sufficiency.

sakurasukiToday 07:43 am JST

Just check the list non of Japanese fighter jet product really being popular in the market

Of course they're non-Japanese fighters. Japan doesn't export fighters (yet).

ProtestantToday 08:12 am JST

Complete reliance on British and Italian technology and expertise. We all know that.

Really? All of us? It seems the British and Italians don't know it, or else they wouldn't be partnering with Japan.

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“Strict conditions”

?

Like the Diet runs under?

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Now that's an interesting form of democratic practice, asking your selected cabinet members to vote up or down on something.

Kishida also said his government will relax Japan's stringent restrictions on weapons exports through cabinet approval.

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deanzaZZRToday 01:06 pm JST

Now that's an interesting form of democratic practice, asking your selected cabinet members to vote up or down on something.

It happens in democracies all over the world (perhaps you are Chinese, and unaware of how democracies work).

Lawmakers are often asked, to varying degrees, to vote according to the party platform. And sometimes they're given a free vote.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whip_(politics)

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Exporting fighter jets to countries, and making them promise not to use it fight? Or anyone else they might sell it off to? Goes Kishida, the LDP, and Komeito not know that fighter jets will certainly be laundered?

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Can't deplore war while being an arms dealer

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Actually it was just UK selling fighter jets to foreign client, the Royal Saudi Kingdom airforce.

The multinations cooperation project like the Tornado, the Typhoon were mainly British contractors gained with Germany Italy and Spain making parts for those fighters. The three minor contractor countries also have their saying of approving those arms deal. JAPAN don't have that political connection to export fighter like U.K. does.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

As JAPAN is rapidly becoming a major weapons manufacturer for multiple nations and most notably the USA , Japan becomes more of a target and risk to Japanese national security and a perfect excuse to expand it's military

That red dot is actually a bullseye.

Japan isn't pacifist anymore

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

It happens in democracies all over the world (perhaps you are Chinese, and unaware of how democracies work).

Not all democracies work the same way !

If you were truly educated you would know that already.

From now on i wont bother reading your posts - just scroll past

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

And tomorrow they'll express concern over China's announcement of increased defense spending and/or exporting arms.

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Britain and Italy would not have signed this joint project unless Japan firmly assured them that there would be no problem for Japan to export the jointly developed finished products to third countries. In other words, PM Fumio Kishida's decision to sell or export lethal weapons to third countries, despite the long-held three principles controlling arms export, is a fait accompli.

LDP, the party which he heads, approved the exporting of next-generation fighter jets to third countries in a knee-jerk fashion. But will other parties, especially those in the opposition camp, do likewise?

Wasn't the issue debated in British and Italian parliaments?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Armaments end up all over the world and it will be the same with these jets.

War is after all,a business.

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