PYONGYANG, January 19 (Itar-Tass) — Japan is preparing for external expansion with the United States’ support, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a commentary on Thursday.
To this end, the Japanese authorities are raising the striking capacity of their self-defence forces and their mobility, demonstrating the intention to turn the country into a mighty military power, according to the commentary.
Tokyo, as practice has shown , does not give up its dream “the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere,” said the agency, but any aggressive designs of Japan will be doomed to failure.
The people and the army of the DPRK maintain high vigilance and will most decisively rebuff possible aggression of external forces, KCNA warned, urging the international community to closely monitor “the actions of the Japanese reactionaries who are intentionally whipping up tensions in Northeast Asia.”
According to KCNA, Japan is persistently trying to turn itself into a military giant and realize its wild ambition for reinvasion. When the United States made public a new strategy for national defence, Japan welcomed it before anyone else and is scheming to set up within the government a “national security council” similar to the former’s.
The new defence strategy of the US is for aggression against the Asia-Pacific region and its National Security Council is a notorious body for realizing its domination over the world. This notwithstanding, Japan shows sympathy with this strategy and seeks to establish Japan's version of the "National Security Council". That is aimed to fully gratify Japan's ambition to emerge a military giant and launch reinvasion with the help of its American master, KCNA said.
Japan has already done its utmost to make human and material and legal preparations to put such design into practice. Japan provided such legal groundwork for military action of its aggression forces as “law on overseas dispatch of troops” and “law on the situation in surrounding areas” and upgraded the Defence Agency into a ministry.
It is also concentrating efforts on raising the striking and mobile capability of the “Self-Defence Forces.” It is proven by the present “defence programme guidelines” which stresses the need to build warships and change prototype fighters. 90 percent of military hardware for SDF is home-made.
Japan seeks to acquire the latest weapon technology through the joint development of weapons with the US. Japan has staged military exercises in military bases across Japan and its waters off them and air all the year round in an effort to bolster the cooperation capability of the SDF and the US forces, according to KCNA.
What remains to be done by Japan at present is to establish a well regulated system capable of satisfactorily operating and using the existing material and institutional mechanisms for reinvasion. Japan's bid to set up “the national security council” of Japanese version is nothing but an attempt to hold military supremacy in Northeast Asia and round off a state mechanism for launching reinvasion with the US backing, the agency said.
Japan's dangerous moves for reinvasion are being pushed forward at a final phase. Japan's primary target of reinvasion is the Korean Peninsula. It is clearly evidenced by the fact that Japan allowed six civilian ports in Honshu area close to the East Sea of Korea and Kyushu area to be used as logistic and sortie bases of the US navy under the simulated conditions of “contingency” on the Korean Peninsula.
All the archipelagos of Japan have become sortie and logistic bases for reinvasion. It is the plan of the Japanese militarists to put the Korean Peninsula under control and, furthermore, realize their old dream of “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.” But, this is no more than a daydream. The world is watching with vigilance the black-hearted intention of Japan to emerge a leader of Asia, backed by the US, and the service personnel and people of the DPRK are highly alerted, according to KCNA.
If Japan persists in its moves to become a military giant and launch reinvasion, far from drawing a lesson from the blood-stained past history, it will face only a disgraceful defeat and self-destruction.