Russian media said the Japanese military’s strength required to prepare for Russia
Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force column filled ton amphibious landing ship
BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) Russia’s “Pravda” published the column 10, the former entitled : If the Japanese attack, Russia will send troops to defend the South Kuril Islands it?
The article said that the recent anti-Russian sentiment rampant in Japan. 7, a handful of right-wingers gathered in front of Russian Embassy, ??shouting slogans to demand the return, “the four northern islands”, but also an insult to Russia during the flag, it is interesting that the police did not intervene, but in general like to see performance next to the stop watch.
perhaps, these extremists are subject to the previous remarks, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan incentives. 8, the Russian embassy also received a letter with a bullet, which wrote: the four northern islands are Japanese territory.
Russia’s position can be attributed to the fact that: only the four northern islands of the dispute are the main interests of the Soviet Union after World War II successor – Russia.
article said, so far, the competition for the South Kuril Islands, or in the diplomatic level. But who knows when the Japanese realized that after fruitless diplomatic What options?
latest example is the August 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict in South Ossetia. Most of the experts and scholars and do not care about the possibility of conflict, until the last moment, most people still think that Georgia will not make the fight against Russia “breaks against” the move. The fact is that the Georgian leadership but ignored the Russian nuclear fearless, one would like to make a historic return of the territory.
no doubt that Japan is in almost all aspects of a more powerful opponent. Of course, we can assume that Japanese leaders more rational than Georgia, the economic relations between Japan and Russia will not let the outbreak of conflict. However, the economy does not always dominate the politics, history is clear political stance sometimes overwhelming economic interests.
trend of Japanese leaders can not but cause concern. In 2007, the then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said it is time to shake off the shackles of post-war system, with due respect given to the army. In other words, Japan has been working to restore “the nation’s fighting spirit” to return to the club of world powers.
Japan’s military spending is also growing in 2010, the country’s military spending has reached $ 44.3 billion, surpassing Germany ranked fifth in the world. And it is likely in the near future become the world’s third-largest military power. From the concrete operational level, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces has 240,000 troops, the region has become one of the most powerful military force. In recent years Japan has been working to stimulate the potential of the military offensive, including military equipment innovation. For example, the Japanese modern missile defense systems and a strong air force. Japan’s navy has 40 destroyers, eight of which have the ability to hit the target distance; Japan has five and eight landing craft landing ship, can guarantee the harsh natural conditions in the delivery unit. In addition, Japanese officials said full restoration would be to build Marine Corps, to create “mobile assault force” to deal with potential enemies at sea.
In other words, Japan has been doing for amphibious operations is very positive and thorough preparation, Russia is prepared to deal with such a determination to attack the opponent at any time?
Russian Academy of Geopolitical Problems West Senior Fellow Constantine Zhivkov said that we should imagine the situation of conflict with Japan. Conflict will not only confined to the South Kuril Islands, amphibious, military adventurism in Japan must realize that war with Russia, they have to face from the Kuril Islands to Vladivostok or even the entire Kamchatka Peninsula, a long front.
conclusion, the article said that in the foreseeable future, Japan is unlikely to move military adventure, but can not guarantee when Russia clashed with third countries to the Far East when it can take into account the direction of a person ready to make the coveted . Like the famous generals Bismarck said, “I do not care about the enemy’s intentions, I only care about their strength.” The reality is that the ability of the Japanese are becoming more and more powerful.