Friday, June 29, 2007 01:17 PM
TOKYO (AP) - Japan should use its missile defense systems to shoot down a ballistic missile targeting the United States, a government panel agreed Friday, according to a news report.
The 13-member panel has been meeting to formulate policy for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on how far Japan's military should be allowed to go to help defend its allies if they come under attack, an issue that could stretch the bounds of its post-World War II pacifist constitution.
"The overall consensus was that it's strange to have a legal system under which Japan cannot do anything. There were no arguments against the position that they (missiles) should be shot down," Kyodo News agency quoted panel member Shinichi Kitaoka as saying.
That is what it should be.
That said, despite this good news, I think Abe's life as PM will be short. After all, it seems Foreign dispatches was right; "Abe is a "conservative" in mostly the bad senses of the word". This might be too harsh words, but he should have taken global politics into consideration.
The U.S. and North Korea is approaching to find a way for a reconciliation: North Korea can rely on China less , so North Korea want support from the U.S. and the U.S. wants to use North Korea to fend off China.the land power and the sea power in the world history(Japanese). But he didn't realize it. And he has
played up his rightist ideology too much , loosing sight of realism and pragmatism