Commensurate with Japan and Japan should avoid emotional debates on the East China Sea issue
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Naoto Kan as the new Japanese Prime Minister to re-form a cabinet and the ruling regime has been almost a month in Japan. Remain in office as Foreign Minister, Katsuya Okada of the Japanese Foreign Affairs played an important impact. Katsuya Okada, June 30 at the “Global Times” appears to be very candid interview for Japan-US relations will be how to locate, how Japan will face China on sensitive issues such as the Navy’s development, are all made answer. Although Okada emphasized that “the United States and Japan have the same values ??and strategic interests of the only allies”, “Japan-China relations and the relations between Japan and the U.S. has a fundamentally different,” but in the interview, he mentioned the word up or “enrich the Sino-Japanese strategic and mutually beneficial relationship”, and hoped the two countries’ common interests in exploration on the basis of cooperation in the pursuit of long-term, this is the proper state of Japan-China relations. ”
Naoto Kan, the regime will not change the importance of Japan-China relations
Global Times: Does the Prime Minister of Japan Japan-China relations personnel will cause any change affected? Former Prime Minister Hatoyama and Prime Minister’s visit to China reached between Japan and cooperation matters in the future will continue to implement it?
Okada: Naoto Kan, the regime will not change the importance of Japan-China relations. Naoto Kan, the Prime Minister took office after June 13 between Prime Minister officially launched the two telephone “hotline.” He stressed that the future will further enrich the Sino-Japanese strategic and mutually beneficial relationship between the content, but also convinced that the two sides are implemented as soon as the Chinese Premier’s visit to Japan recently reached a cooperation matters. Further, I believe the end of June summit between Japan and China at the G20 summit of the leaders of direct talks will strengthen the relationship of trust between individuals. In my opinion, Japan and China through the strengthening of the exchange, in addressing global climate change and other issues, as well as in strengthening international economic cooperation in the field of play really established a relationship of trust to further deepen the Japan-China strategic and mutually beneficial relationship .
Global Times: China’s economic development and the enhancement of military power, Japanese public opinion and sometimes to show some anxiety. Chinese scholars have proposed “on the Nisshin thinking,” Well, I ask you also have “new thinking in China?”
Okada: Japan-China relations in Japan is one of the most important bilateral relationship. In recent years, Sino-Japanese economic relations, especially in the deepening interdependence in China to maintain and coordinate the development of the international community on the basis of this is an opportunity for Japan. Also, I think, along with economic development, China’s rising international status, then China to further enhance transparency, to play a “responsible power” role becomes more important. Currently, Japan and China “need each other” relationship has been established. As Foreign Minister I will continue to push forward Japan-China strategic and mutually beneficial relationship building as key in the proper handling of various issues between Japan and China, it is also a global issue with China to strengthen concrete and constructive sense of cooperation.
Japan on East China Sea issue to avoid the emotional debate
Global Times: Not long ago in Japan on East China Sea Fleet of China seems to exercise very concerned about, please talk about why? How to deal with Japan?
Okada: I think, in April this year, Chinese naval fleet in the East China Sea and the Western Pacific navigation and exercises itself does not violate international law. But Japan is worried that, due to the Chinese naval vessels on the helicopter and the distance between Japan too close, constitutes a danger to the safety of navigation, in the event of a major accident, the relationship between the two countries is bound to cause significant adverse effects.
a country’s armed forces carried out military exercises in the seas themselves, as long as proper care of his country’s interests in international law there is no problem. But in fact, for any country, can not not care in the waters surrounding their military training to foreign ships. In my opinion, in this case, by increasing transparency and the formation of crisis management mechanisms to enhance mutual trust, to prevent the occurrence of unexpected events is important. Concrete expression: safety and security through cooperation in the field of dialogue and exchange, to improve both in defense policy and military transparency; between the two defense departments set up hotline; ships close to both establish methods of communication. To make the East China Sea into a sea of ??peace and friendship and cooperation, these measures are very important.
Global Times: East China Sea is a sensitive emotional impact of the two private land, you see how my East China Sea issue?
Okada: Japan and China are increasingly interdependent economically, between the two neighboring countries, a variety of problems and frictions are also natural. In good faith to resolve the friction between Japan and China at the same time, should be explored on the basis of common interests between the two countries to pursue long-term cooperation, this is the proper state of Japan-China relations. Both sides should avoid falling into the emotional debate, the East China Sea into a sea of ??friendship and peaceful cooperation.
Japan-China relations and Japan-US relations have fundamentally different
Global Times: Democratic Party of Japan early in the administration has advocated US-Japan relations should be “triangle relationship.” Hatoyama to step down as Prime Minister of Japan-US relations have made new arguments. Do you think the Japan-US relations in the three countries should show how the state?
Okada: United States and Japan have the same values ??and strategic interests of the only allies. Japan-US alliance is the base axis of Japan’s diplomacy, peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region basis. In my opinion, for Japan, the Japan-US alliance as the only foreign base axis, in order to close and to China and other Asian countries to develop cooperative relations. I think the Japan-China relations and Japan-US relations have maintained essentially different, but no doubt, Japan-China relations but also our most important bilateral relationships.
Global Times: RMB has recently been a number of international pressure on the yen in history have had a similar situation. Does the RMB exchange rate issue in Japan’s stance? What lessons for the Japanese learn Chinese?
Okada: People’s Bank of China announced on June 19, “to promote the RMB exchange rate formation mechanism reform,” emphasizing the “greater currency flexibility”, which Japan welcomed, but also looking forward to China’s approach to the Asian and world economy’s stability and balanced growth to contribute. Although in the past Japan has faced the problem of the appreciation of the yen is required, but then Japan and now China in which the situation is different, a simple comparison may not be appropriate.
expected to become the new Ambassador of Japan to promote Japan-China diplomatic relations between the engine
Global Times: According to Japanese media reports, is your proposal to the original Itochu Consultant, 71-year-old Mr. Niwa Uichiro new ambassador to China, which created a Japanese person in this role by the private sector precedent. Why did you choose Niwa Uichiro?
Katsuya Okada: in the choice of non-career diplomats as diplomatic envoys, the Japanese Foreign Ministry, I must meet the requirements of its diplomatic requirements, such as high exposure and so on. Niwa ambassador not only to meet this standard, but also those who have good business background, rich experience in the economic field, the things in China is also very proficient. Through these comprehensive evaluation, I consider him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in China, there will be a very good organization and ability to govern.
Global Times: Niwa Uichiro ambassador after he took office, what would you expect him?
Okada: Niwa Ambassador and I can be open communication between the future we will work together to jointly cope with an increasingly important relationship between Japan and China, Japan and China in various fields to promote specific cooperation. I look forward to Ambassador Niwa enrich the Sino-Japanese strategic and mutually beneficial relations play an important role as an engine to promote Japan-China relations.
Global Times: Not long ago, some media on the new Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, “to cancel visit to” guess, is put pressure on the United States to Japan. You can talk about what the inside story of them do? Prime Minister Naoto Kan and have your own recent visit to China’s plan?
Okada: Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the first visit to China after assuming office, the report is contrary to the facts. Prime Minister’s trip schedule according to their domestic political agenda and other factors to be finalized. Related speculation is unfounded. In short, I look forward to Prime Minister Naoto Kan and my own at the right time to visit China as soon as possible.
last September, I attended the day in Shanghai, China and the ROK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in October in Beijing attended the Japan-South Korea summit. I first visited China or 15 years ago. From the first visit to the present, I have been to China 20 times. I have not been to Beijing, Shanghai, also went to other parts of China, including some of China’s rural and poor areas. Parts of China have different characteristics, those tenacious life of Chinese people left me very impressed. Successfully held in Shanghai World Expo will be very happy. I look forward to the Expo, to promote mutual understanding and trust of the private sector, so that more Japanese people have a sense of closeness to China, but also let more Chinese people have the Japanese sense of closeness. (Special correspondent Sun Xiuping newspaper in Japan)
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