Japan to relax arms export ban

Japan to relax arms export ban http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26830504

China accuses Japan of increased militarization..uh, what are they find in South China Sea ?! ..takes one to be paranoid about others. Yes, I think Japan, and lithe countries need to increase defenses against China’s renewed aggression, and military claims.

Sounds like Japan has good sense of controls in place for their new policy. Sounds like Alf Peyton, while keeping core values of former restrictions in place.
Of course, over time, ya never know.. small change eventually begets bigger change, corrupt people will always (try to) find a way to open doors that weren’t intended.

LIVE: Latest Crimea updates

LIVE: Latest Crimea updates http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26645477

Digby, Poznan, Poland
They won the vote, but why on earth do they have to throw the Ukraine Army out like they had done something wrong? When it was Ukraine, the Russians had their navy posted there. They should try to do this in a civilized manner!

Earlier this month, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet reportedly scuttled several of its ships at the entrance to the bay to block the seven Ukrainian vessels based there from leaving.

Russia may restrict foreign companies’ involvement in oil and gas exploration off the coast of Crimea, Russian Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Denis Khramov, has told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. Under Russian law, only majority state-owned companies can be involved in exploring reserves classed as being of “federal importance”, the agency says. (BBC Monitoring)