U.S. media: advocating the joint US-South Korea’s defense minister of Japan to balance China
Data Figure: Japan Self-Defense Force on April 17 on the part of F2 fighter began repair work.
AFP, Tokyo, April 23 – “The Wall Street Journal” reported today that Japan’s defense minister said Japan needs to establish stronger with the United States and South Korea’s military ties to counterbalance China’s growing strength.
told the newspaper interview, Defense Minister Kitazawa handsome, said the U.S. military in the “3-11″ earthquake and tsunami has helped Japan’s relations with the United States has been strengthened.
he said, rising Japan to China’s naval capability is particularly concerned about.
he told the newspaper: “Our priority is to make our bilateral relations with the United States have become rock solid.”
Kitazawa handsome is the center-left Democratic Party of Japan. He said: “In order to maintain the balance of our relations with China, we also need to strengthen in Japan, the link between the U.S. and South Korea.”
Earlier this month, Kitazawa handsome tearfully thanked the U.S. military in after the earthquake and tsunami relief work around the clock to provide assistance to the Japanese.
his remarks seems to indicate a change in attitude Japan’s ruling party. Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has vowed not to hold too obedient to Washington’s attitude.
direct relations between the Prime Minister came to power in the camp after some increase, but a controversial U.S. military base in Okinawa has been the Japan-US relations … a stimulating factor. The base of the United States stationed troops in more than half of Japan’s 47,000 troops.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to visit Japan in January this year, said U.S. troops need to stay in Japan to deter North Korea and the volatile balance of power in the region, China.
last September, Japan’s relations with China as Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea dispute ownership of the territory fell to the lowest point over the years.
Gates has warned that China’s military hardware on the progress of the U.S. military presence in the Pacific pose a potential threat. (Editor: Liu Xiaojun)