To pull on counterbalance China South Korea South Korea alliance media satire on “unrequited love”
1 10, Japan’s defense minister Kitazawa handsome (right) and South Korean Defense Minister Kim W town held talks in Seoul. AFP
“International Herald Tribune,” Japan and South Korea from Beijing freelance writer Ren Jingguo 2 +2 contour shape, now beginning.
New Year, handsome Kitazawa Japan’s defense minister to visit Seoul on October 10, with South Korean Defense Minister Kim W town and on the signing of the Japan Self-Defense Forces Korea military exchanges and cooperation agreements were consulted. Japanese Foreign Minister Maehara will also visit South Korea on 14 June for the first visit after taking office.
Kitazawa and have been visited Korea before the original, shoulders the important mission – Japan and South Korea government is on the first half of this year, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s visit to Japan to coordinate, then, will the Prime Minister Naoto Kan and signed by President Lee Myung-bak and issued a new joint declaration. The declaration is to expand the focus of Japan and South Korea in the field of military security cooperation, further promote the Japan-US, South Korea on the basis of two allies Japan and South Korea alliance.
According to Japan’s Kyodo news agency in Seoul on January 3, Xinhua reported that Japanese Foreign Minister Maehara told South Korea’s “Daily News” interview, said, attempting to visit to South Korea’s machine, “to North Korea issued a ‘strong signal ‘, “adding that the Japanese government” hopes Japan and Korea in the security field can build alliances. ”
probably due to the alliance between Japan and South Korea want to end serious matter and sensitive, the Japanese Foreign Ministry on the evening issued a statement denying said in an interview before the original case, said he absolutely did not On Japan and South Korea security alliance, “but said this year one of the concerns is how Japan and South Korea in the security field to create an atmosphere for serious dialogue.”
Although the Government of Japan and South Korea want to form a “league” denied, but Japanese media reported that the wind did not change this rendering, but subtly the “alliance” is quietly changed to “Union” only. However, Nagata-cho (Japan Prime Minister’s Office is located) decision makers’ actions is sufficient to clearly indicate that Japan wishes to pull South Korea alliance not groundless.
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visit to South Korea’s negotiations with South Korea Kitazawa handsome two agreements, one on the Japanese Self-Defense Force and South Korean troops provide each other with military goods and services “provided material services agreement with each other”, the second is about the two sides in the field of military security and defense intelligence exchange and confidentiality of “military intelligence protection agreement.” Japan and Korea two new agreement is the first half of this year, the Government is prepared to sign a joint declaration issued by the new security cooperation in the specific content. Japanese media reported that “the reason for publication aims to strengthen bilateral security cooperation in the field of the new joint declaration, a desire to strengthen the Japan-US and South Korea jointly to counter repeated provocation of North Korea and the East China Sea, South China Sea, China’s increased military influence . “
warm relations between Japan and South Korea can be seen, especially in Japan,” while Daoting Korea “behind the plot to Japan and South Korea alliance, formed in Northeast Asia, Japan and the U.S. and South Korea military alliance, and want to let the military alliance. the ultimate goal of the strategic balance point to China.
and warm behind Japan and South Korea, Japan, showing a very pro-active side, especially the effort to overcome South Korea’s “psychological barrier.”
1904, Japan annexed the Korean peninsula, and since then on the Peninsula for as long as 40 years of “colonial rule.” Despite the divided peninsula after the war, but in Japan this “cruel and tyrannical history of colonial rule” in terms of the two Koreas did not become a “past.” Japan’s relations with South Korea, it is often a result of history, territorial disputes and other issues and come to an impasse.
However, around the two Koreas in 2010 between Japan and China in a series of events leading to Japan and South Korea to become more and more “intimate” as an excuse, South Korea, Japan gentle, bow down to Japan to South Korea, Tokyo and Seoul, diplomatic, military exchanges frequent interaction.
the Tokyo policy-makers to visit Seoul to the North Korea issue is not only a “strong signal.” In an interview with South Korea before the original “Daily News” interview that North Korea’s military provocation is not only on the Korean peninsula but to the entire East Asia, “a threat to stability and peace”, the Korean military provocation is still possible in the future, China’s rapid rise is also the international situation has changed dramatically this year, the biggest issue is Japan’s diplomacy “with neighboring countries to establish effective security mechanism.”
addition to Pyongyang, Tokyo to the decision-makers about East Asia, including Beijing and the world geopolitical state issued a “strong signal.”
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locked in Northeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, its coalition partners owned the underlying cause. If the theory of its subtleties, and probably from the Western-style “divide and rule” strategy to proceed. Before 1945, the Japanese line of seeking hegemony “Mongolian independence,” “North autonomy”, “support the Wang Government” once proficient at “divide and rule.” Today, Japan hawkish decision-makers in the Korean peninsula again attempt this strategy, both divided Koreas, China and South Korea can be divided, then divided the Sino-US relations, four birds with one stone, while the United States fell into the two Koreas.
Tokyo seemed particularly willing to form an alliance, so from a historical point of view, socio-cultural studies from the Japanese point of view the same. Japanese seem to have a strong anxiety all the time, a sense of crisis, do not hold together, not inward, non-alignment does not survive. See things in the world can not be confined to the original point inward, pushing the alliance also has its positive and be positive evaluation of the significance, unfortunately, the Japanese hold together the alliance of the nature of consciousness is the root of the negative sense of crisis, it never contains hostile nature. Swiss psychoanalyst Arno Glenn has pointed out: anxiety, xenophobia never reveal the “inner emptiness.” United States, “Los Angeles Times” has published academic articles that Gregory Rodriguez: To fill this void, the need “to create an enemy, the crisis or even war can bring cohesion and a sense of stability.”
In addition to these deep-seated causes, or from the inside and outside Japan have seen how the structural contradictions. Volatile domestic political situation, political parties and political promises to the people, economy stagnant, the national mood restless. Diplomacy, Japan-US alliance not avoid relocation of Futenma Air Station, the U.S. military commitment to issues such as cost of discord caused by trouble. Meanwhile, Japan and Korea are not ending the war hostilities, the territorial dispute with Russia deteriorated relations with China hit back negative. From a geopolitical point of view, Japan look to neighbors, even “the enemy mostly”, “homogeneous” Han optional allies but no other way.
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fact, whether Japan and South Korea’s military defense cooperation will be developed essentially to what extent, if Japan re trying to use the West “divide and rule” governing the art of the East, delayed the rise of China’s process, and ultimately just a daydream dream.
Seoul’s elite decision-making may be seen through some problems. To last year, Yonhap reported on December 6, for example: day, three day foreign ministers meeting in Washington, South Korea, but South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Jin Yingshan but warned “Do Mo alienate the three-party talks as China and Russia move. ” With 15, South Korean Foreign Minister Jinxing Huan, issued a statement stressed that the Korea-China ties not only to go beyond the “common ground”, but also to further “seeking assimilation differences.” He said: “South Korea and China need a strategic partnership based on regular exchange of views and close co-operation mechanisms; and to such cooperation as the cornerstone of strategic understanding between the two countries share a positive play, to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula constructive role. “
Korea,” Asian Daily “and other media have reported that nearly more than a week, hardliners in the ruling and opposition leaders of the plot are worried that Japan and South Korea alliance and security cooperation in the military if the” excesses “will be “stimulate China”, ridiculed Korea alliance with Japan want to be “unrequited love.”
divide and rule, fear of balance, zero-sum game, either for military and diplomatic decision-makers probably will not turn a blind eye to these core vocabulary. I believe the first Zelda into Tokyo and to some extent, some areas of military security cooperation is not impossible. However, given the history of complex and intricate geopolitical factors, Japan and South Korea’s alliance strategy is a highly sensitive, easy to hit the rocks, I am afraid “to seek easier.”
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Japan and South Korea are unlikely to create a similar kind of US-Japan alliance, but may loose coalition towards the development of
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the Northeast Asia, the existence of two trends, peace and violence multilateralism multilateralism. The former through peaceful dialogue, negotiation and consultation to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia peace. This is mainstream and future direction. But sometimes by the upstream tributaries of the interference. These upstream and tributaries that? Multilateralism is the violence, which by means of war, military group practice, to unilateralism can not achieve the purpose. Its important form of expression is to strengthen the so-called multilateral military group, military alliance, a military deterrent to resolve international conflicts, differences, to achieve specific interests and goals.
current US-Japan, US-ROK alliance is the legacy of the Cold War. Although the Cold War has ended, Japan and South regional cooperation in the strengthening of multilateralism, but the trend of violence has not declined and disappeared, but has been enhanced.
triangular relationship in Japan, South Korea, Japan and the U.S., the ROK-US bilateral alliance is like two two solid lines, a dotted line between Japan and South Korea, not a formal alliance. But now, Japan and South Korea should draw dashed solid, the thick solid line program. But the real draw is also not a very thick line. Because Japan has “three principles of arms” is subject to the domestic peace constitution. There are also historical issues between Japan and South Korea, territorial disputes, Korea has a strong national sentiment against Japan. Although South Korea is unlikely to create a similar US-Japan, South Korea, as the alliance, but may loose coalition towards, such as Japan and Australia held that 2 +2 defense and foreign ministers system direction.
the current situation, in the United States, Japan’s decision-making process, they are to violence as a basis of multilateralism, multilateralism will be peace as a tool, practical is their purpose.
how the future development of the situation in Northeast Asia? How the pattern of evolution? United States, Japan triangular system change? If it is violent multilateralism prevail, may not be held six-party talks, the situation will be further strained. If multilateralism is to prevail peace (of course we can not expect violence multilateralism disappear), it is possible to restart the six-party talks, regional peace and stability will be maintained.
China how to deal with the new Japan-ROK alliance emerged Bureau? First, we must adhere to peaceful multilateralism, strengthen friendship with the Korean Peninsula and bilateral cooperation, further promote and encouraging talks between the two Koreas. Second, within the framework of the six-party talks, to maintain communication and coordination with the United States, not to intensify the contradictions, have a strategic miscalculation. Third, we must strengthen ties with Russia, because Russia is peace in Northeast Asia, one of the major forces of multilateralism. Russia and China in this regard the recent international consensus more and more, played an active role. Finally, we need to strengthen Sino-Japanese strategic and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries have disputed Diaoyu Islands, urgent need to restore civil feelings. In particular, we need to find some of the highlights of cooperation and common interests, safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in line with the common interests of China and Japan. Peace is like air, feel the presence of its value. Once lost, it did not feel that peace is not enough. (Interview with this reporter Guo Yina/order)