Hong Kong media said the intention of the Japanese island waters of the Diaoyu Islands unmanning serve multiple purposes
Yonaguni Island is located in east China Taiwan 120 km from the northern Chinese Diaoyu Islands (Japan called “Senkaku Islands”), about 170 km.
Taiwan News Network on 4 July in Hong Kong, “Ming Pao” 3 Journal article said, the Diaoyu Islands by Japan in the near Yonaguni unmanning, which means to turn it into the forefront of the Taiwan Strait to monitor than the U.S. Pacific Fleet “rush to the rescue.” much faster.
article are summarized as follows:
recent years, the focus turned to the defense of Japan against China, planned in the country’s most south-west, near the Diaoyu Islands and Yonaguni island garrison. Japanese media quoted the Ministry of Defense document said that authorities considered that the issue of the Diaoyu Islands and the East China Sea resources, “other countries” the dynamic is worrying. It shows further analysis refers to China as Japan’s national defense priorities. 2, Chinese Foreign Ministry responded that the hope that Japan’s move “is conducive to regional peace and stability.”
According to “Tokyo Shimbun”, a Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada previously chief of the village outside the country to keep with the guitar that made the presence in the Yonaguni GSDF requirements. Hamada said that Yonaguni is important for national defense. “Ryukyu Daily News” quoted Hamada filings refer to outside: “Yonaguni Island is located in the geographical and typhoons frequently hit the seismically active zone, there is the risk of large-scale disaster, in addition, the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands) of ‘sovereignty’ and the East China Sea resources, “many countries around the dynamic cause for concern ‘, where there is need to set up self-defense.”
Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed that indeed consider Yonaguni deployment of Ground Self-Defense: “We are studying (the deployment), plans to bring it into the revised National Defense Program Outline at the end.” Defense Ministry officials said the island along the southern tip of Kyushu in Japan and China Taiwan Island deployment of military forces between the island chain, is “an important factor in the deployment of Japan’s defense.”
the Cold War, Japan became the camp in the Far East and the West confront the forefront of the former Soviet Union, Japan will put large numbers of troops in Hokkaido, the northern end of the Cold War Front’s important as before. Japan’s media analysis, Ministry of Defense troops in Yonaguni, Japan’s defense focus shift from the northern part of the border southwest border.
Japan’s Kyodo News reported on it in mid-January, will be launched at the end of the 2010-2014 “National Defense Program Outline” will be clear that, given China’s military rise, North Korea develop nuclear weapons and missiles, the SDF must policy changes. Outline the basic principles mentioned in the “region’s military is becoming more active and modernization”, recommended that the number of GSDF troops from 15.5 million to 16 million people, and to strengthen the missile defense system.
Japan’s current deployment of troops in its territory is located in the southernmost Okinawa Naha, local in the country with that 500 km northeast of the island. In recent years Japan has actively to mobilize local forces, including the deployment of U.S. F15 aircraft. Before the Japanese government has plans to deploy troops and Yonaguni, but the lack of infrastructure and give up.
2005, Japanese media have reported that Japan plans to build air bases on the island, to turn it into Japan to monitor the forefront of the Taiwan Strait. Assessment by the U.S. military, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces if the use of Yonaguni’s close advantages than the U.S. Pacific Fleet to the Taiwan “reinforcement” of the time Liu Cheng.