MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the file, documenting a meeting between Japan's then prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and then general secretary of China's Communist Party, Hu Yaobang, in November 1983, Japan planned to build up defense capabilities in line with the country's Constitution, the NHK broadcaster reported.
The meeting took place during Hu's first visit to Japan.
In 1973, China and Japan agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations and signed a peace and friendship treaty five years later.
The Japanese Constitution states that the country and its people renounce war and the use of force as means of settling international disputes.
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