1. Aspiring sincerely to international disputes based on military provocations by nuclear armed nations, the Japanese people pledge allegiance to the new world order free from military expansionism and atomic weapons.
2. In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, the land, sea and air forces will be maintained. The use of force will be acknowledged to defend our beloved nation, on our own.
3. And as the world’s sole nuclear-hit state, we therefore possess the sovereign right of the nation to defend ourselves by any means necessary, including the nuclear weapons unless all other nuclear armed states abandon its own indiscriminate arsenals.