Japan OKs aid to foreign troops' non-military operations

February 10, 2015 3:01 AM

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Japan OKs aid to foreign troops' non-military operations

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan revised its foreign aid charter on Tuesday to allow funding of non-military operations of other country's armed forces as part of its drive for a bigger role in global security.

The charter repeated Japan's long-standing policy that foreign aid should not be used for military purposes, but added that aid for armed forces' non-military operations such as disaster relief should be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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