Japan allows automatic weapons against pirates

Japan has eased its more than 400-year-old weapon laws and will now allow automatic weapons on oil tankers, according to Bloomberg.
Photo: IMO
Photo: IMO
BY RITZAU FINANS

The world's shipping companies have successfully reduced the number of pirate hijackings after increasingly relying on armed guards. Now Japan has joined the trend, as the country has eased its more than 400-year-old weapon laws, according to Bloomberg.

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