Military experts say the defense adjust to meet the U.S. military in Japan Asia-Pacific strategy (Figure)
Data Figure: Japan Ground Self-Defense group of 74 main battle tanks, attack drills
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, December 14 Japan came to the end of the Pacific War to Iwo Jima battle, visit the Japanese government task force convergence bodies of the killed soldiers. One was buried in the wreckage in front of loess, Naoto Kan knees, silently praying, it can not help but think of the shrine of the “Evocation” scene. Battle of Iwo Jima 65 years ago, although with less of the multi-Japanese, somewhat solemn atmosphere, but still, they lost more than 20,000 live life. The war also left a lot of “consequences” – is also buried on Iwo Jima more than 1 pieces of unexploded ordnance, making the island’s indigenous people can not return home.
among World War II, Japanese militarism, out of the canine claws eventually hurt itself. Decades later, when peace is the voice of the mainstream in Japan when there is a group of people against the historical trend, through the expansion of armaments, strategic transformation, etc., strongly break the domestic “peace constitution” of the restrictions in an attempt to make Japan toward a ” military power. ” December 17, known as “Japan’s future defense policy guidelines for 10 years,” the new “National Defense Program Outline” was finally released. After six years of well-polished, the concern of national defense documents, the defense basically can not see color.
international experts on the “World News” correspondent pointed out that the new outline always reveals to compete with neighboring countries, military posture, but also shows the stability of Japan’s diplomacy and gradually give up, put the “Wu Liguo” attitude. This and the derailment of a conservative era concept of security, not only can not be overstating the regional power of Japan, they may weaken Japan’s international status.
with China as the imaginary enemy and design
in the media after another of the “spoilers” under Japan’s new “National Defense Program Outline” in the morning of the 17th The security cabinet meeting by meeting and, while there from 2011 to 2015 through the annual “mid-term defense force preparedness plan.”
outline of the Japanese media had focused on the new interpretation, “China” is a word most frequently mentioned. “Daily News” reported that the new program “clearly reflects the goal against Japan began to shift to China.” “Japanese Economic News” that the new program is the core of Japan to China, “the expansion of sea power,” the alert and prevention in recent years, the rapid growth of Chinese naval power, often breaking the “first island chain” so that the same emphasis on “sea power “Japanese are nervous. “Asahi Shimbun” is mentioned, the new outline for the first time, “China’s defense spending increases and the Chinese naval activities in waters surrounding Japan frequently of” as “to make regional and international issues of concern.” In addition, the two mentioned in the outline core content – build “mobile defense” and the strengthening of the southwest area of ??the warning and surveillance efforts are based on China as the “enemy” and design.
analysis of Japanese media said the first time since the 1976 introduction of “National Defense Program Outline,” since Japan has been promoting the “basic defense force concept.” The idea is based background involving the Cold War, that the Soviet Union as the imaginary enemy, in order to resist its attacks throughout the country in Hokkaido and balanced allocation of Army troops and heavy artillery. The so-called “mobile defense” forces more emphasis on mobility and rapid response capability, the core is able to play multiple roles in building a flexible and effective defense force to resist the military threat to neighboring countries. Here the “threat” clearly referring to China.
military experts also pointed out that “mobility” focused on the Navy and Air Force long-range attack capability building. Clearly outline the new proposal to strengthen the deployment of troops southwest of the island, specific measures include: the Self-Defense Forces stationed in the Islands that are not sending troops to a minimum, the size of the Maritime Self Defense Force submarine from the 16 to 22, increased deployment in Okinawa F-15 fighter jets, which have control over the island compete with China and the sea purposes. Japan’s move to expand the “surrounding events” category, for the future, once the friction with the sea occurred in China and Japan will be able to “sense of the word” general power to extend to the controversial waters, to get more political chips.
Some analysts believe that the new outline a high-profile rendering the so-called “China threat”, reflecting the acceleration of Japan’s rise of China in recent years become increasingly anxious. Institute of Japanese foreign experts Yong-Sheng Zhou told “World News” correspondent, Japan in 1976 to develop and modify the 1995 “National Defense Program Outline”, the reference to China’s problems are not alone, in 2004 for the first time in the “Outline” mentioned ” need to be concerned about the trend of China “, but related statements are vague, like this is the” naked “to advocate the” China threat theory. ”
“see that Japan has increased China’s ill-feeling. The main reason for this phenomenon, one of China’s economic vitality that burst out in Japan eclipsed heart of jealousy, especially in China overtook Japan as the world’s second largest economy, Japan’s frustration even more serious; Second, the Diaoyu Islands after the collision, the Sino-Japanese political relations began to fall, right-wing forces in Japan took the opportunity to rise, ‘China threat theory’ to find new markets The new framework reflects from one side of the Sino-Japanese relations are the complexity and seriousness. “
cooperate fully with the U.S. military strategy
” Asahi Shimbun “article 18 of the analysis, the new” National Defense Program Outline “in the content against China,” partly reflecting the U.S. policy. ” Reported that in February this year the U.S. Department of Defense announced the “Quadrennial Defense Review” report on how to enhance China’s military threat to the U.S. power projection in the Western Pacific expressed concern. In order to closely cooperate with U.S. military action, Japan introduced a new “National Defense Program Outline” to build anti-missile system in the Japanese requirements, joint military exercises and joint surveillance and other issues in close cooperation with the U.S. military.
Chinese Academy of Military Science researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo the world’s military research on “World News” correspondent pointed out, only from the “mobile defense” concept can be seen that Japan’s defense transformation, essentially in line with the U.S. military strategic adjustment in the Asia Pacific region.
Zhao Xiaozhuo said the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy a core element of the adjustment is to be “forward deployed” to “flexible access”, that is to enhance U.S. forces overseas remote launch capability and mobility. “In other words, the U.S. military is no longer one hand, but the implementation of strategic retreat, so that local allies to fight before the war, Japan is coming to play a regional role in crisis intervention center, because the strengths of both Japan and the U.S. air and sea strength, strong operational synergies, and Japan-US alliance alliance are values, no matter how the two countries at odds, are still wearing a pair of pants. “Zhao Xiaozhuo said.
military commentator Song Xiaojun that Japan, the “little brother” doing a little bit stuck on, because this time, “National Defense Program Outline” of adjustment, in fact, is a “very screw bar” result. “Japan’s current economic slump, the hands of money, could also mean the United States may, in accordance to national defense from the transformation, so we see a shattering results. For example, in Japan to purchase submarines, and that this money you have from cutting the number of tanks and artillery out. “
” by Wu Liguo “offensive
analysts have pointed out, this time introduced The new “National Defense Program Outline” to deal with unexpected developments at the core, and further towards breaking the Code direction the defense, marking Japan’s military power in terms of an attack, but also for a certain amount of “quantitative.”
analysis of Japanese media said that in the original discussion of the “three principles of arms exports” to redefine a substantial relaxation of the arms exports, since the Social Democratic Party in opposition, while the Democratic Party look forward to next year’s Budget Congress passed the issue on cooperation with the party, so this issue in the new “framework” in abeyance. But the “Outline” is still pointed out, international joint development of weapons has become a developed country’s “mainstream” for the response to this international trend, the Japanese Government should start discussions. This indicates that arms export ban will be gradually relaxed in the future. In addition, the “Outline” was also mentioned that the Prime Minister’s official residence in the establishment of a national security think tank, re-discuss the United Nations peacekeeping activities, five principles, which are the expansion of Japan’s military and make the necessary groundwork.
the experts said, due to weak economic recovery, Japan is now hopeless by an anxious mood shrouded national decline of this harsh reality that Japan’s future was at a loss, so some people trying to history looking for “the glory of the year,” militarism turned into a “narcotic”, prompting Japan’s defense to seek “power status.” But this “to Wu Liguo” policy concept, the ultimate detriment of Japan’s own interests.
Yong-Sheng Zhou believes that the Cold War, Soviet hegemony in Japan use as a cover to develop campaign of military power, military power of Japan has laid a foundation. Today, the Japanese set of things they want to engage in the Cold War, with the United States, a powerful umbrella, to accelerate the expansion of the military “qualitative change” pace, such as to damage the security of Japan and neighboring countries at the expense of mutual trust, reckless reckless style, will only make Japan in the international community has become increasingly “marginalized.”
Japanese public opinion also with the “flip force” new security concept of color have criticized. Kyodo news agency commented that Japan sent its Self-Defense Forces to contain China, leading to tension, as in improving the Coast Guard’s warning capability, while avoiding the development of the sea between Japan and sporadic conflict “of maritime crisis management mechanism.” Is it by focusing on diplomacy to reduce the threat level around the country, we can not protect Japan’s peace and security?
Japanese media also pointed out that the new “National Defense Program Outline” deliberately stressed deepen the Japan-US alliance, hoping to use the U.S. military presence to contain China, but economic ties between the United States is stronger than Japan and the U.S.. Therefore, Japan’s security can not rely on “military”, but to rely on “technical power”, such as intellectual property rights in areas such as environment and to deepen exchanges with China. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)