[Reuters]–Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi gave a lecture at the Asian Security Council (Shangri-La Dialogue) held in Singapore on the 11th, citing the names of Russia, China, and North Korea, which possess and develop nuclear weapons, and set the rules. He acknowledged that Japan is at the forefront of ignoring actions. He said he would secure a budget to radically strengthen his defenses.
In his speech, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi noted that Russia’s military activities that invaded Ukraine are also active in the Far East and the Pacific Ocean, and that North Korea is repeatedly launching missiles.
Regarding China, the name was given in the form of the possibility of further deepening relations with Russia, and after that, Taiwan has been trying to unilaterally change the status quo by using force in the South and East China Sea without naming it. He pointed out that there is a move to strengthen military power while flickering the possibility of using force against.
Mr. Kishi said, “The entity that causes the problem possesses or develops nuclear weapons and acts ignoring the rules.” “(Japan) is at the very front line to protect the international order based on the rules.” It is located. “
He added, “The drastic strengthening of Japan’s defense capabilities shows its determination to refuse to tolerate unilateral changes in the status quo by force,” he said. “We will secure the necessary defense budget.” did.