Japan’s new defense white paper that has caused South Korean sovereignty over Dokdo anger
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newspaper Dokdo located in Russia, South Korea, special correspondent Zhengrun Yu Zhan Debin newspaper correspondent Zhang Xuefeng
Japan on the 5th edition published in 2008 “Defense White Paper,” the military development on the surrounding countries The conditions are that “anxiety.” According to the “Japan Times” reported on the 6th, in the white paper submitted by the Ministry of Defense in Japan, China and Russia will continue as an important threat, but the clear distinction between the attitude: “China threat” describes a softening trend, but more wary of Russia . And the White Paper “Dokdo” on the issue of declaration aroused strong protests from South Korea.
“China is still a threat”, but “the tone is easing”
the White Paper, “China’s defense budget and dramatically increased continuous expansion of armaments “Japan has made” feel alert. ” China’s military modernization, especially the Japanese expressed concern that the project, including the so-called “anti-satellite laser” and the Chinese submarine was able to carry a range of about 8,000 km of new submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The white paper says China’s military development “area and Japan will be what impact the security, is worrying.” But the White Paper on China’s military modernization in the prospect of “concern” at the same time, the “China threat” is also described signs of slowing. Japan’s Kyodo News reported that in August last year China’s resumption of the UN arms register, so the White Paper on China’s military become more transparent affirmed. Japan Air Self-Defense Force for aircraft, China dispatched an emergency situation has declined in recent years.
relative to the 2007 edition of the Defense White Paper said that China’s military power “has gone beyond the Taiwan Strait to cope with possible problems,” this statement appears to ease some of the White Paper, said the Chinese side in order to “prevent Taiwan independence with assistance of foreign troops and the ability of Taiwan “the primary issue. White Paper also stressed in the past year to Japan to become increasingly active in the defense exchanges, following the Chinese defense minister to visit Japan after the two ships and exchanged visits. Yonhap quoted the analysis of Japan’s defense ministry said the former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi during the reign of the deterioration of Sino-Japanese relations in a government pro-China tendencies Yasuo Fukuda during a gradual improvement, which have an impact on the development of the White Paper. North Korea’s nuclear and missile still pose a major threat, the White Paper also reduce the “threat” tone.
“Russia into a threat to Japan’s list of”
with a description of China has eased compared to Japan, Russia’s new defense white paper concerns significantly increased. The White Paper, more assertive Russia is more and more frequently in military exercises near Japan, but also to send nuclear submarine exercises. 2007 edition of the White Paper pointed out that the scale of the Russian Far East during the Cold War the Soviet Union back to the size of the army’s “unlikely”, but this description in this year’s White Paper was deleted. Russian media also described the changes in Russia’s interest in Japan, the Russian news website MIGnews 6 at the article entitled “Russia’s threat to re-enter Japan led the list,” the report wrote, “the Japanese government in the neighboring Russian region of Japan to enhance the military activities is extremely worried about the enthusiasm that the White Paper stressed that the … … neighborhood in Japan, Russia’s military actions using nuclear-powered ships and heavy bombers, although 63 years ago, Russia had stopped military action, but a few months before the Russian invasion of Japanese airspace and aircraft, This is the first time in nearly 30 years … … The report also emphasized that, in military exercises near the Russian and Japanese fighter planes flying ‘more intensive’, the Japanese military that it shows the Russian military in Asia, more and more confident. ” And Russia, “Izvestia” and “view report” by the “Japan once again attempt to Russia and South Korea islands” in the title, put more into focus on the Russian-Japanese territorial dispute. Some analysts believe that the paper is the relationship between Russia and the West increasingly tense due to the conflict in Georgia and the occasion of launch of the Russian military and diplomatic strength and growing more and more powerful hard-line attitude, so that there is with Russia, “North four islands “and other territorial disputes, Japan fears intensified.
islands dispute to South Korean anger
Yonhap reported is that, with the “pour in the discussion on China saying the word discretion, the use of relatively mild The wording of the “different, Japan Defense White Paper 2008, completely ignoring the Korean version of the requirements, force the” Takeshima “(South Korea called” Dokdo “) describes as a sovereign. This has once again aroused strong indignation Korea. South Korean Foreign Ministry on the 5th solemn protest the Japanese government cabinet meeting on the claim Dokdo is Japanese territory, “2008 Defense White Paper” to vote, and demands immediate correction. But “Japan seems to be South Korea’s warning as fallen on deaf ears.”
7 Korean YTN television said the Japanese have developed a renunciation of war “peace constitution”, but this and the reality is totally different. Japan’s “Defense White Paper,” not only reveal the “misappropriation of Dokdo’s ambitions,” and an excuse to China, Russia and North Korea and other neighboring countries to strengthen its military, to emphasize the need for Japan to become a military power. YTN television said that 60 years after World War II in Japan today, “already has enough to contend with the U.S. military superpower.”