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1/23, 2:29 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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N. Korea slams Japan's shift from defense-focused policy

Japan's move to revise its defense-oriented policy is "extremely dangerous," North Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

"What is extremely dangerous is that Japan is poised to include in these documents capabilities to attack enemy bases, a sharp increase in defense spending, and the development and purchase of armament equipment for preemptive strikes," the statement said, as translated by Yonhap.

Tokyo's change of attitude could mean a quick turn of its focus "to attack and invasion," the ministry warned.

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