Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Seoul will not allow Japanese participation in Korea-US operations By Kang Seung-woo

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's vessels are seen during US-Japan joint military exercise over the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 10, 2010. / AFP
Korea Will Not allow any Japanese exercise of Collective Self-defense rights in Joint Korea-U.S. Action areas without its consent in time of Emergency, government Sources said Wednesday. "The Korean government's Basic Stance is that Japan is Not Allowed to exercise its Collective Self right-defense within the Korean Theater of Operations (KTO), "said One Source. Last week, the Japanese Cabinet decided to reinterpret the country's Pacifist Constitution to exercise its right to Collective Self-defense. The right Will allow the Japanese Overseas Military to Expand its role, but critics say the Move is TANTAMOUNT to declaring a Return to Militarism.

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