So far, Japan has sent only body armour and other non-lethal equipment to Ukraine.
Japan intends to start exporting weapons to anti-invasion countries. In particular, this includes Ukraine. This is stated in a Japanese government proposal, reports Nikkei Asia.
According to the current rules, Tokyo can transfer combat aircraft, armored vehicles and missiles only to the countries which jointly with Japan develop and produce equipment," the report noted.
However, the country's authorities decided to go beyond the existing framework and enshrine an arms export rule for those countries that are fighting the invaders.
According to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, expanded military exports "will become a key political tool to help countries that have been subjected to aggression by violating international law.
Also, Upper House MP Masahisa Sato suggested sending multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine.
The government and the ruling coalition intend to consider the issue in April.
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