Researcher at the Institute for Japan Affairs under the DPRK Foreign Ministry Kim Sol-hwa said that the strengthening of Japan’s military cooperation with NATO and the desire for militarization will only worsen the situation and instability in the region and in the country itself and end with the “collapse” of Japan, the North Korean Central Telegraph Agency reports. (CTAC).
According to the expert, Japan’s intention is allegedly to use the US and NATO to restrain neighboring states and “militarize” the country, using the situation in Ukraine and the region as a pretext. Tokyo is trying in this way to “remove the handcuffs of the peace constitution“, the ninth article of which implies the rejection of war and the possession of armed forces.
“Japan repeats on every occasion that ‘today’s Ukraine is tomorrow’s East Asia’ and ‘a possible situation in Taiwan is a possible situation in Japan. NATO, the epitome of war and confrontation, the more the peace and stability in the region will be destroyed, and for the Japanese archipelago it will cause instability and irreversible isolation. the collapse of the camp,” the expert noted.
Earlier, South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol left open the possibility of Japan’s future participation in the Washington Declaration, the Seoul-Washington agreements on extended containment, since Japan and the United States can always begin to cooperate on this issue if necessary.