The Pros And Cons Of Japanese Disarmament

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With recent tensions rising between North Korea and the world, it is no surprise that the Japanese citizens are aligning themselves with a nationalist government. Japanese Prime Minister Abe has started to consider revoking the disarmament treaty. Revoking it would let Japan increase spending on the military, which would ultimately result in a much larger and advanced military. Although rearming the Japanese military would improve security in the country, it would only increase the tension, doing damage to not only myself, but future generations of Japanese citizens. A disarmament treaty was put into action by the United States after the surrender of Japan during World War II. Under the treaty, Japan cannot build a military for any reason other than defence purposes. However, if an invasion of the country would take place, Japan will get full assistance from the United States. Since then, Japan had been close allies with the United States, supporting them in many conflicts such as the Vietnam and Korean War. Japan has since then been a neutral country, not interfering with any foreign conflicts. But with North Korea in such close proximity to Japan, along with their constant harassment, especially in the form of testing nuclear missiles, it is no surprise the Japanese people are starting to lean towards a nationalistic government, calling for the trepushing for a stronger military like the ones from the Japanese empire during World War II. Prime Minister Abe, who also
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