N Korea’s probable Guam strike could cause “survival-threatening situation” for Japan: Japanese Defense Minister
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 11-Aug-2017

Tokyo, August 11: Amid ongoing North Korea tension Japan seems to be the nation most threatened one. Recently North Korea warned US of attack in US Pacific territory of Guam. Japan has expressed its concern over this threat and the action could constitute a “survival-threatening situation”.

Japan’s new Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said if such situation really comes then it would compel Japan to exercise its right of collective self-defense. Defense Minister wants whole government to discuss what Japan should do after North Korea’s action and share a common view on it.

“Given that Japan’s deterrence is enhanced by both Japan’s defense capability and the U.S. striking ability], we can’t say that there is no possibility that the absence of the U.S. side’s offensive power would constitute a situation threatening Japan’s survival,” Onodera said.

Japan is really scared as according to Korean Central News Agency, the missiles could fly over Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures. Japan is making primary efforts to protect the country and countrymen with the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Aegis-equipped destroyers.

On the same issue, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan said: “as this is clearly a provocation against regional security and the international community, we can’t tolerate it at all.”