Expert: China hate and hard-line has become part of the Japanese consensus
Yong-Sheng Zhou: Japan’s “tired of China from political fragmentation
Global Times reported] Although the Prime Minister of Japan Noda on the 9th in the cabinet of the House of Representatives does not trust the vote on Resolution scraped clearance, but this will not change the status quo in Japanese politics, he struggled. Democratic Party to seize power in 2009 after internal factional struggle is increasingly fierce, the original plus the LDP factional state and some of the emerging political parties, the rise of the political forces, the cohesion of the Japanese political decline further political fragmentation trend. The status of this political fragmentation, the ill-feeling of the Japanese society and tough but with amazing consistency, or even be seen as some kind of consensus of the Japan. How to understand the political fragmentation in Japan? How to solve some Japanese public on the ill-feeling? This is the settlement of the Sino-Japanese relations difficulties, relaxation and a key to improving bilateral relations.
I believe that the opposition Tian took power, due to the consumption tax differences caused by Ozawa split, which is a landmark event in contemporary Japanese politics into a state of fragmentation. The political fragmentation, showing neither the absolute political authority, there is no recognized leader, there is no national development can be used as the consensus of the general direction, and no public generally recognized by the major policies. Japan more and more dispersed but the power of political forces and political elements involved in political affairs gradually, resulting in the absence of political authority, the various forces competing to influence national policy, but also the lack of fragmentation of the state of the dominant ability.
in Japanese society, the public despite the relatively weak political force, via the Internet forum, a variety of media and public opinion surveys and other means of communication, Japanese politics is playing a more and more influence. However, because can not find a single direction, the Japanese public to participate in the political strengthening of the capacity, but contribute to the development of a fragmented political trend. This change can easily be Japan’s nationalist sentiment affects the capital of some political figures and ticket bunker, which is recently a lot of Japanese right-wing politicians, the young guard politicians frequently published the reasons of the tough talk.
In recent years, rapid development, to replace the Japanese gross domestic product, the world’s second largest position, and that a dispute exists on many historical issues with Japan, Japanese society generally China in doubt, jealousy and fear negative attitude, some Japanese heart “China in the history of the problem pressure Japan” grievances, some people even move to safeguard the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands and the East China Sea that is a violation of Japan’s “hegemony” action. At the same time, the rise of the new generation of politicians in the state of fragmentation, lack of basic understanding of the Chinese public, the Chinese society and Chinese know, Japan’s older generation of politicians on the historical issue of guilt, so generally tend to be tough on China, have to meet the domestic nationalist sentiment, beyond the fragmentation results in the Chinese attitude to form some kind of tough and against the “consensus”.
the face of the state of political fragmentation in Japan, China policy has been part of the political forces in the past to seize the Japanese government and the private sector to do the work to be ineffective. Because of any political forces are very difficult to play a leading influence in Japan’s fragmented political. Therefore, China should focus on to consider the following ideas: first, the focus should shift from the pull part of the China-friendly people to the Japanese public as a whole public relations and communication, to make Japan the public about the differences between China’s position about China’s reason and basis. Japanese public to know and understand the truth, the adversarial nature of propositions of the Japanese politicians will be questioned by China’s hard-line politicians, it is difficult to improve their reputation by playing a tough brand of China. Second, we should pay attention to the young politician with Japan to expand the exchange of ideas, so that they understand China’s position and understand the aspirations of China, rather than solely on the basis of Japan’s educational and social atmosphere of public opinion to judge right and wrong, or one-sided view that the Japanese government’s position absolute correctly so as to enhance their historical sense of depth and realistic sense of balance. ▲ (The writer is deputy director of the Japan Research Center of the Foreign Service Institute)