New media: the Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands leave what consequences?
Japanese officials privately on the Diaoyu Islands dispute
Japanese Prime Minister is a strong politician, its own response to the local Road of the government and the Japanese public opinion, even if you want to make an issue of sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, only in the premise of line with the national strategy, capitalize on the trend expedient movement of local government and public opinion, they would not be led by the nose.
Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao August 21 electric before the Diaoyu Islands and the surrounding waters of illegal detention by the Japanese side 14 Diaoyu Richland II vessel has regained his freedom. Arrangements in China embassies and consulates Working Group stationed in Japan, at 17:36 on the 17th, 7 Diaoyu boarded Okinawa flights to Hong Kong; 7 Diaoyu by original ship returns since Hydrographic China Sea surveillance ship and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Maritime ship will go to collusion.
focus from appearance, this time, the date of the outbreak of the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, the curtain seems to fall. However, this dispute will be left with a series of sequels. Particularly serious is this dispute will be Japan’s future policy toward China should not be underestimated. Word of the day, in the relationship will face continued to deteriorate, or the intersection of the situation improves.
dispute left a series of complications
the past few years, the author who has the same Stanford University as a visiting scholar Digital Japan mid-level officials to talk about the trend of the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands. We had only a private conversation in an informal setting, frank talk about the case dispute whether the development to which direction. Several Japanese officials say naturally vary. However, certain level perspective intersection, there is common ground. The eleven listed below, readers also find out from the side of the Japanese officials on this issue:
. Firstly, they believe, from a historical point of view, the Diaoyu Islands does not belong to Japan. Okinawa Prefecture and Taiwan (the Japanese era, known as the Taipei State) For fisheries issues on the Diaoyu Islands is exactly who should govern a dispute. 1941, Tokyo court awarded to the Diaoyu Islands, said in Taipei State (Taiwan Governor’s Office of Japan) jurisdiction. Of course, when Okinawa and Taiwan belong to Japanese territory, regardless of the Diaoyu Islands, the jurisdiction to award who like a change from a man’s left hand to the right hand only, is simply irrelevant. Moreover, the Tokyo court judgment also contains the Diaoyu Islands near Taiwan’s geographical factors. However, this ruling could become one of the legal basis for China’s claims to have sovereignty over the island.
the same time, Japanese officials also pointed out that, in June 1971, Japan and the United States, the two countries signed the “Okinawa was returned to the Agreement, the provisions of the United States to abandon the administrative Okinawa. In May 1972, the entry into force of the Agreement, the United States is about to Okinawa was returned to Japan, and thrust the jurisdiction of the Diaoyu Islands to Japan. Since May 1972, the Diaoyu Islands is valid under the administration of Japan, after all, is an indisputable fact. The international community towards the view of sovereignty over an island which country, it is necessary to take into account the history, but also to face the reality.
Secondly, had the majority of Japanese people that Japan, the Diaoyu Islands dispute had nothing to do, and less concern. Later in the instigation of Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, before the sound of the right-wing groups should gas demand, four response, following the growing number of people affected, the attitude changed, actually also think that the Diaoyu Islands dispute involving national interests and Japanese government to exert pressure on China to take a tough pair attitude.
Ishihara accustomed politically easy road
they say, Ishihara Shintaro was born in 1932, is a well-known Japanese old right-wing politicians. Its political stance is anti-China chief anti-American, anti-American stance of resolute just as stubborn anti-China stance. He likes unconventional, frequently go to extremes, but in Japanese folk enjoy low prestige, therefore,, he Shisuizhiwei, that never tired.
this year 80-year-old Ishihara. He attains the oldest old, want to made a “major event” in their lifetime, so the performance was nothing to fear. It is well-known in the Japanese political arena.
Third, several Japanese officials pointed out that the central government in Japan on the Diaoyu Islands dispute with the local government how to deal with China on this node, but also hold different positions. Successive Central Government shall take into account the multi-faceted diplomatic relations, a more robust stance, and local governments for economic benefits, more radical. Ishihara did indeed encouraged the local government and the Japanese people, the intention of applying pressure to the central government.
Japanese Prime Minister is a strong politician, of its own in response to the local government and the Japanese public opinion of the road, even if you want to make an issue of sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, and only in accordance with the premise of the National Strategy, capitalize on the trend, movement appropriate to local governments and public opinion, they would not be led by the nose. If the Prime Minister of Japan is in a weak position, you may not have time to see the big picture, but the emphasis on the intention of the local government as well as the voice of the Japanese folk see step by step.
As far as I understand, which means the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, the Summit of the Democratic Party in the unstable foundation of Japanese politics, is a weak prime minister. Ishihara and Japanese right-wing groups may go “place surrounded by the central path, to put pressure on Noda Noda in a passive position.
Fourth, several Japanese officials that Japan in the oil and gas fields in the East China Sea, the Diaoyu Islands issue, and have great respect for the position of the United States. In Japan intends to advance the development of oil and gas fields in the East China Sea issue, taken to suppress Japanese policy, otherwise, the Japanese government has long urged the Japanese Imperial Oil action, squeezed into the development of oil and gas fields in the East China Sea; Another example, also put pressure on the United States in 2010 prompted Japan to the early release of the detained Chinese fishing boat captain.
they say, to maintain political stability in the Asia-Pacific region, it is necessary to maintain the status quo, and to counter attempts to break the status quo of the action. This is the position of the United States.
Diaoyu detained on 15 May, Prime Minister Noda said immediately, sternly dealt with in accordance with the laws of Japan, until the next day, he changed his mind, According to the Diaoyu in China detained immediately deported home “policy processing. 17, the Diaoyu Islands who was released to return home. Japanese side measures can be described as crisp and powerful. There may be factors of U.S. pressure. (Xue Thailand is a researcher at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University)