Expert: Japan to change “the situation around the law” is intended to break through the limitations of military development
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中广网 Beijing on January 24 news (reporters Liang), according to Voice of China “concept of military evening peak,” reported: January 19, the Japanese government began to study and revise the “surrounding situation method” that has necessary emergency situation on the Korean peninsula, when, to expand SDF support for U.S. efforts. The main contents of the new bill, the Self-Defense Forces to the U.S. military sealift geographic range, from the current Japanese territorial waters extended to the high seas. “Surrounding situation method” in the end is a kind of law? Japan, the action behind what kind of strategic intent? What impact will the situation around? On these issues, the reporter interviewed Liang Institute for Strategic Studies National Defense University Professor Bao-pay.
“surrounding situation Law” implies the Japanese say they dare speak of the secret
Vang Pao pay: Japan’s “surrounding situation method” was enacted in 1997. The mid-1990s, the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue because of the situation more tense, in response to the crisis in the Korean peninsula, the U.S. announced a new Japan-US defense cooperation guidelines. Two years later, the Japanese Diet passed the pointer with the defense-related “events around the law.” At that time, the Japanese government in the “surrounding situation method” to do this after the introduction of an explanation: When the Japanese armed conflicts around the place or the emergence of armed conflict situation, when the Japanese can refer to the “surrounding situation law.” But the “peripheral situation”, a Japanese began to say, it is not a “geographic concept.” That in the end what is it? Japanese do not want to make it clear that it knew that was deliberately vague, do not want to clear. There were a very important issue is the scope of the law, including the surrounding events not including the Taiwan Strait, it has been vague, vague. Until 2006, when it openly say it, admit that this method is included around the Taiwan Strait situation. From here, we can see, the “surrounding situation method” from the outset, including the Japanese say, want to do and dare speak the secret, until now, or the like.
strengthen security cooperation with the U.S.
the major changes is the Self-Defense Forces to the U.S. military sealift geographic range, from the current Japan’s territorial waters extended to the high seas. This action should be how to interpret this?
Vang Pao Fu: Japan such an amendment, there is a very important idea is to expand the Japan Sea to the U.S. military supply range. Korean Peninsula, “ship” Yin Ping Island incident and the shelling, the tight situation on the peninsula, especially in Japan and the U.S., South Korea, Japan and South Korea military exercises between the continuous, the Japanese government considers it necessary to strengthen security cooperation with the U.S. . So, Japan is now moved by another change “surrounding situation method”, the purpose is clear, is to adapt to changes in the Korean peninsula. In the past we said that “the situation around the Law” In the beginning, when developed, largely to defend the security of Japan, now is take the initiative to respond to the direction of the Korean Peninsula or other emergency situations that may occur. From these we can determine, “the surrounding situation method” After several rounds of changes to today, Japan on this issue go farther and farther.
want to break international restrictions on strengthening the alliance with the United States
unclear situation on the Korean peninsula today, Japan time to modify “surrounding situation method” What intentions? And the whole peninsula would be what impact the situation in Asia?
Vang Pao to pay: Over the years, as long as the tension on the Korean peninsula, or other tensions in East Asia, Japan, each time in the military and security have to make some moves, it is in response to these crises and the situation The mentality does have some problems. Why do I say? Japan is not active fire every time, coordinating all parties to solve the problem, but looting, fuel.
In this sense, Japan each wants to use the crisis to expand their security on the real power. Japan to do so, one would like to break the post-war development of the international community to limit its military forces. The other is eager to strengthen the security alliance with the United States. Because the Japanese in the Futenma Air Station relocation and other issues, there are differences with the United States, and now wanted to use outside Japan, some of the situation, to expand and strengthen the security alliance with the United States. But this “law surrounding the situation,” changes will lead to some neighboring countries of concern and attention. Still, they will follow the development trend of domestic political dynamics, step by step to the established goal, this action is worth continuing concern for countries.