Japan considering first offensive weapons since World War II

Japan may soon take new measures to arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II on the recommendation of a policy research group, Bloomberg reported.

According to a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member, who wished to remain anonymous, the group also suggested that Japan increase their capacity to intercept incoming missiles by considering technology such as Terminal High Altitude Area Defence – known as THAAD – just as neighbours, South Korea, have done.