When the United States banned radio broadcasting, Japan banned televisions and radios.
Now, with the new Japan-U.S. military alliance, Japan’s ruling party wants to allow the radio and televisions to go into service again.
But the military is not happy.
It wants the broadcasting equipment that’s part of the military’s radio and television systems to remain in use for the time being, the prime minister’s office said Monday.
That would allow the broadcasting system to keep up with the times and be more useful to soldiers, the ministry said.
The government wants to ban the radios and televises for at least five years after the current broadcasting ban expires.
The broadcasting ban is in place for 20 years and is scheduled to end in 2022.
The country is in the midst of a series of earthquakes that have shaken the Pacific.
The government is trying to protect its citizens from earthquakes and tsunami-related damage.
The Japanese government said the earthquake and tsunami that hit on Jan. 3 killed at least 4,000 people and damaged at least 19,000 others.
The quake and tsunami are the most powerful natural disasters Japan has ever experienced, and many people have been evacuated to higher ground.