News (Intermediate)

22 May 2003
Japan Ready to Strike

You will hear a story about Japan's Self Defence Forces. Listen and put in the missing words.

Japan has not been involved in wars or fighting since the end of World War 2. It has not had an army since that time. , Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, believes that Japan now needs army. Japan has Self Defence Forces with 240,000 members. Mr Koizumi to rename them and call them an army.

It that Japan is worried about a threat from North . Mr Koizumi said that if another country wanted to Japan, ‘we could not just let the Japanese people harmed.’


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