外文标题：Abe's pick for defence minister may rile China
BEIJING: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who was re-elected on Wednesday, is expected to appoint lawmaker Gen Nakatani as the new defence minister.
Sources said that the appointment, if confirmed, would enrage Beijing because he has been at the forefront of the movement to militarize Japan's pacifist constitution to counter threat from China. Nakatani is likely to replace the present defence minister Akinori Eto, who is facing charges on use of political funds. The rest of the Cabinet is unchanged.
Nakatani has served as defence minister in the past and advocates pre-emptive strike capability for Japan. China has strongly opposed the Japanese move to amend the pacifist constitution and give teeth to the country's Self Defense Force.
At the Japan parliament's lower house on Wednesday, Abe bowed to applause after the election results were announced. He expects to pass a law in 2015 that will enable the Self Defense Force to acquire new weapons and also allow it to come to the aid of an ally.
Franca DeBois (Melbourne, Victoria, Aus)
Given the assertiveness China imposes on its peace loving neighbours, it's imperative that the neighbouring countries take appropriate measures to counter China's aggressiveness. So China should stop whingeing.
Stop it (The World)
Pay no attention to China! She has many hidden plans for conquest. As far away as the US Homeland and Europe. As far away as Australasia. We should all meet in secret to discuss her deceptions. Mao had a dream. It was for the assimilation of all other nations and belief systems.
Japan is a democratic country and the PM has every right to appoint and choose its own cabinet, including The Defense Minister, keeping in view its own security environment. The China should not try to dictate its own terms and conditions to its neighborhood countries.
Japan will decide what is best for its country, not China's !!!
time japan-india build a cojoint engineering college aimed at defense technology in both countries with Japanese faculty. one may be near Nalanda university India
time Japan and india build 5 th gen aircraft together.
Parv Rana ()
Chinks need someone like him with a bamboo stick!!!
Brown American (USA)
Japan, India, Vietnam are arming themselves to form a counter to China and support USA hegemony in Asia Pacific.