The Department of National Defense (DND) welcomed the passage of a legislation allowing Japanese military forces to deploy and fight overseas.
DND spokesperson Dr. Peter Paul Galvez on Saturday said that the legislation would allow
to take a more active role in promoting regional peace and security. Japan
"We welcome the passage of measures that will enable
to play a
more active role in promoting regional peace and security," Galvez said. Japan
The passage of this legislation would allow the Japanese military to fight overseas for the first time in 70 years and respond to threats against its allies.
After its defeat in
has adopted a pacifist constitution that forbids it to use force in resolving
conflicts, except in self-defense. World
War II, Japan
and Japan have an existing
strategic partnership agreement -- Manila’s
second after the -- that aims to bolster their
cooperation on several fronts, including defense and maritime security. United