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Development in Japanese strategy

Japan unveiled a strategy for Japan’s ability to “retaliate against enemy bases”, which is currently being discussed within the ruling coalition, to work closely with the United States to implement in the event of an external attack.

Kyodo reported, citing informed sources, that a draft version of the political initiative on retaliatory strikes was discussed the day before during a meeting of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito Party, which is part of the ruling coalition.

In particular, it is assumed that in the event of an enemy attack, “when the possibilities of retaliatory strikes are activated, information will be shared with the United States about the targets of retaliatory strikes and the success of their implementation will be assessed.”

The agency also quoted excerpts from the discussion, in which it says: “We will not rely solely on the offensive capability of the US military.”

Both sides of the discussion acknowledge that “with the current level of Japan’s defense capabilities, it is difficult to fully respond to an enemy missile attack on its own.” In this regard, the authorities are studying the possibility of acquiring foreign-made missile systems, in particular the American Tomahawk cruise missiles.

At the same time, the strategy will stress the need for consultations on the terms and objectives of retaliatory strikes. The agency said that as expected, military targets will be identified as potential targets, but “the action may be broader, which may also include strikes against other targets.”

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also said during a keynote address in early October that Japan would consider all options to protect the population, including the possibility of a retaliatory strike.

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