|Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe|
TOKYO, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called for increased diplomacy rather than the use of force in dealing with the current situation regarding rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Abe's remarks were made at a lower house parliamentary committee as tensions on the Korean Peninsula have heightened of late.
In response to how Japan is planning to protect the nation and its people if a provocative act were to occur, Abe said although Pyongyang may be showing its military might and capabilities, peace must be maintained through diplomatic efforts.
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