Abe eases weapons export rules (3)

Japan Times 2014.04.01 14:45
by Mizuho Aoki Staff Writer The Cabinet on Tuesday approved eased principles and guidelines for weapons exports, ending a strict ban that lasted nearly 50 years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets the stage for Japan to play a more active role in global security. The newly adopted three principles on the transfer of defense equipment prohibit Japan from exporting arms to countries involved in conflict and to
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