Japan plans to evacuate its citizens from S Korea fearing Korean peninsula crisis
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 13-Apr-2017

Tokyo, April 13: With the arrival of the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson tension is growing in North Korea. Japanese Foreign Ministry is concerned about Japanese citizens staying in South Korea. For the safety of its citizens, Japan is getting ready to evacuate its citizens from South Korea.

Japanese Foreign ministry has urged to its citizens for observing the political situation on the peninsula closely. It has sent a warning message to its citizens by posting it at their website. Though they have acknowledged that “South Korea is not in a situation at the present time that would impact the security of foreigners [Japanese nationals],”.They also reported about North Korea's repeated conduct of nuclear testing and ballistic missile launches.”The Japanese citizens who are planning to travel S Korea, they have been also instructed to observe the political situation meticulously.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would request the US to help them to rescue of Japanese abductees in North Korea if such situation arises. This is indicating that there may take place a military clash at Korean Peninsula. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has made a statement commenting their administration is “carrying out the necessary preparations and considerations for a scenario in which Japanese nationals staying on the Korean Peninsula would need to be protected and evacuated.”

Suga has openly praised the US for its cooperation and its wise choice of various options. Relating to Syria incident he has said, “.The threat of proliferation and use of nuclear and chemical weapons is not Syria’s issue alone, but may also occur in East Asia, including North Korea.”Ministry of Defense will have joint exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force if the Carl Vinson arrives on the Korean Peninsula.

This Situation has made a ground for Japan to reinforce its armaments. The Japanese Government may have a vote to amend its treaties with other countries.