US-Japan and South Korea diplomatic and defense high-level visits frequently recently
10 days, South Korean Defense Minister Kim W town (left) and Japan’s defense minister in talks Kitazawa handsome handshake U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier “Carl Vinson” on January 11 local time, arrived in Busan, South Korea Naval Operations Command base
Peninsula crises, related to the six-party emergency consultations outlook remains unclear, it touches on the US-ROK trilateral co-operation of both passion and made another action. “Let the bullets fly,” a series of exercises just give up, Japan and the U.S., Japan and South Korea, the bilateral negotiations between South Korea has started. After a few days before the Japan-US Foreign Ministers’ meeting decided to launch a new “common strategic objectives”, the Japan and South Korea also embrace a different temperature difference began consultations on military cooperation.
Japan and South Korea discuss two military agreements
Japan’s defense minister Kitazawa handsome 10 in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Kim held talks with the town wide. The 2007 Japanese Defense Agency upgraded to Ministry of Defense, the Japanese defense minister for the first time visit to South Korea. From January 2005 when he was defense minister’s visit to South Korea Ono has been separated for six years.
shelling led to the recent inter-Korean tensions affecting the Korean peninsula, both sides agreed to strengthen mutual security and defense cooperation, and decided to alternate each year hosting the next secretary of defense and vice-ministerial level talks. The two sides also signed on to begin consultations on “material services provide mutual agreement” (ACSA) and the “Military Intelligence Protection Agreement” (GSOMIA) to reach a consensus. It is reported that if the signing of two agreements will be reached first military agreement between Japan and South Korea.
ACSA agreement is designed to make the Japanese Self-Defense Force and South Korean troops during the United Nations peacekeeping activities (PKO) and humanitarian assistance, maritime search and rescue training and other activities, the two countries in goods, food, fuel, etc. provide mutual support. The agreement is designed to enable the two countries GSOMIA fully share information about North Korea’s nuclear weapons, missiles and other weapons of mass destruction and international terrorism intelligence.
At present, Japan and the United States and Australia have signed the ACSA agreement with the United States and NATO signed a GSOMIA agreement. South Korea has with the United States, Thailand, New Zealand, eight countries have signed the ACSA agreement with the United States, Russia, Vietnam and other 21 countries have signed GSOMIA agreement.
Japan: now or look forward to co-escalation
for the talks, Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” quoted the Japanese Self-Defense Force official as saying, ” Japan hopes that the Japan-US alliance, based on strengthening relations with South Korea, North Korea in order to improve response capabilities and enhance the tendency of a hegemonic China’s suppression, “” In addition, strategic issues on the Russian Far East can not be discussed or missing “, and these contents is a common issue facing both Japan and South Korea.
reported that the strategic adjustment between Japan and South Korea overwhelmed with the Japan-US Foreign Minister on August 6 new “common strategic objectives” of the consensus achieved in unison effect. Strengthen the relationship between Japan and South Korea’s strategy coincides with the U.S. government. According to the relevant government officials in Japan said the Japanese and U.S. sides have “for the pro-Japanese, pro-US President Lee Myung-bak as soon as possible to strengthen the Japan-US term ROK relations” to reach a consensus. Time should be in time for South Korea next year before the election, so dark and dreary. Another Self-Defense Force officials believe that if the co-aside if the U.S. military, both Japan and South Korea will fail to reach an agreement with real results. Moreover, Japan and the U.S. and South Korea’s cooperation has not the first time early last year, had been in the military between the start of the “staff consultation.”
activities against China in the South China Sea, the Japanese side should not be a lack of strategic agreement that Australia’s participation. The need to hold between the four countries on the US-ROK diplomatic Australia, Defence Secretary-level meeting.
Since 1990, Japan and South Korea both have the defense off the exchange, but only stay in the official visits, army exchange level, have not conducted a joint exercise for the emergency. Since Lee took office, relations between Japan and South Korea has been greatly improved. Last year, South Korean troops participated in the Japan-US joint exercises, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces also participate as observers in the US-Korean joint military exercises. US-Japan and South Korea to strengthen cooperation between the great trend. Japan looks forward to Lee during his visit in Japan and Korea two governments in the political, security fields issued a joint declaration.
Korea: cautious step forward signing
South Korea, some analysts said the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula, South Korea and Japan will have to carry out military cooperation. As the U.S. military base in the seven part-time among the joint military command base on the peninsula event of an emergency, the U.S. military to use bases in Japan. If South Korea and Japan have not signed agreements and mutual protection of military intelligence military support agreement, U.S. forces would be impeded. Therefore, the Joint Chiefs of Staff 席迈克尔马伦 visit to Korea in December last year, also highlighted Japan’s participation in joint exercises and the need to expand the role of Japan.
secretary of defense for the talks between the two countries, “Chosun Ilbo” quoted South Korean Defense Ministry official as saying: “The two defense ministers reached a consensus on the signing of agreements, which will be the bilateral military relations to a new level opportunity, but also between Korea and Japan will build ‘mature partnership’ to make a positive contribution. “can be seen, the ROK signed the agreement a positive attitude. But the paper also believes that between Korea and Japan there are many issues to be solved: first, the South Korean military to overcome around Dokdo (Japan called “bamboo island”) the issue of national sovereignty and the history of anti-Japanese sentiment. Defense Department official said: “Given the national mood will gradually advance the matter.”
South Korea believes that the attitude of China and other neighboring countries are also key factors. Korean-Japanese military agreements will be more close to China and North Korea. Korea International Security Ambassador South column Hung said: “Given North Korea’s nuclear and drastic changes and other issues, to strengthen Japan’s cooperation is inevitable, but only in the ‘support’ in the context, not ‘intervene’, but to pay attention to China and North Korea’s moves, and speed adjustment method. “Korean military said:” These agreements are only general to promote exchanges and cooperation, not confrontation Italy and China. “
Following the secretary of defense after the meeting, North Ze handsome 11 and with South Korean Foreign Minister held talks Jinxing Huan. Kitazawa expressed the hope that Japan and South Korea to strengthen defense cooperation, he stressed that “once again could feel that Japan and South Korea, Japan and South Korea co-operation mechanism is extremely important.” Jinxing Huan, this is cautioned that: “Based on domestic and international situation, must cooperate on top of every consideration.” Kyodo said, Jinxing Huan Such a stance against the background of South Korean public opinion because of historical reasons for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces have a strong sense of conflict.
defense of the United States, Japan and Korea Foreign frequent exchanges of visits
recent US-Japan and South Korea among foreign and defense high-level visits frequently. January 12 to 14, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates have visited Japan and South Korea; Following Japan’s defense minister to visit Korea after 10 days, Foreign Minister Maehara, 14, will also visit South Korea.
cooperation with the U.S. government of Japan and Korea launched a series of diplomatic agenda, the U.S. aircraft carrier in waters around South Korea launched a new military deployment. At the end of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force escort Goto Islands in Nagasaki area after a joint training exercise, U.S. Navy, “Carl Vinson” 11 nuclear aircraft carrier arrived in Busan, Naval Operations Command base. According to the U.S. military said, according to plan in advance, calling at Pusan, South Korea, Hong Kong is “the provisions of the routine tasks.” U.S. Navy will be in Busan, South Korea and the local people held exchanges.
“Carl Vinson” U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is the third ship, “Nimitz” class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy in the first one to members of Congress named ships. The ship was launched in March 1980, a total length of 333 meters wide and 40.8 m, 76.4 m long deck, the ship with two nuclear reactors, its home port in the United States, California. As Japan is the home port of Yokosuka base “George Washington” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to conduct regular maintenance, the United States late last year to “Carl Vinson” deployed to Japan’s coastal waters and incorporated into the Seventh Fleet.
Some analysts said the U.S. government and military activities of this series, on the one hand the denuclearization of the DPRK intends to highlight and improve inter-Korean relations and other issues on the “sincerity”, while continuing to North Korea “pressure” to force a dialogue between the two Koreas.
Beijing, January 12 Xinhua correspondent Zhang Lei