Japan’s “new defense family,” trying to push Japan into a military power
Data Figure: Japan Self-Defense Force Type 90 main battle tanks in the exercise
the 21st century, Japan’s aggressive military posture in the rapid enhanced anti-terrorism in the name of a breakthrough from the SDF overseas to the existence of restrictions, by upgrading the Defense Agency to Defense Ministry, to the recent introduction of the new “National Defense Program Outline,” and this step by step get rid of the “peace constitution” initiative, with an underlying advocacy and promotion of radical forces is closely related to these forces is the well-known politicians of Japan’s “new defense family.”
“Young Turks” right combination
“new defense family,” also known as the “New Defence family” refers to the current Japanese politics, “young and vigorous school “, in the defense-related matters more active politician. Japanese lawmakers and political figures, some with a particular industry, sector and closely related ministries and agencies in the legislative activities on behalf of the industry or sector sounds Members Group, this group is called “family members” such as “building family, “” family forestry “,” diplomatic family, “” family environment “and so on.
in the wide range of “family members”, the “defense race” is more compelling, both because of sensitive defense issues in Japan, but also because in any country, national defense, national security is of great significance not only for, economic operation in the country’s position was also significant, it involved extensive, far-reaching.
traditional Japanese “defense family” members who basically work in the defense sector, or have had A military experience, or the LDP Policy Research Council, “Defense Council” member-based members, who constitute the three parts . They and the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and other companies represented by the military-industrial sector, profound, stakeholders, often using the “hold together” the power to influence the government, defense and military sector to maintain the interest. December 1976, was when the Japanese Government’s annual budget preparation, 25 Liberal Democratic Party “Defence family” members suddenly broke into the Prime Minister’s official residence, stress, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kiichi Miyazawa agreed to increase the defense costs. After this incident, “Defense Family” reputed Japan.
“new defense family” refers to the new century, drastic changes in the global security landscape, the neo-conservative environment in the Western popular momentum to the rise of a new generation of Japanese right-wing members. “9.11″ incident, when he was chairman of Japan’s Defense Committee of the Senate Foreign Takemi, with 12 young members in their 30s and 40s in November 2001 initiated the establishment of cross-party “security system to establish the new century, a young Members of the Council “in favor of the new situation, how to promote Japan’s national defense strategy adjustments. As young members to participate in the organization frequently on security issues in Japan to express their opinions and actively promote the Congress examined and adopted the “emergency legislation” as a symbol of the war mobilization laws and regulations, and its distinctive political position and plenty of activity energy far more than the traditional ” Defence family “, the Japanese media then has them named as” new defense family. ”
defense transformation core promoter
“new defense clan” leaders including former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (56 years), the current Foreign Minister Maehara ( 48 years old), the former defense minister Dan Pomao (53) and other well-known political figures. With the old “family defense” than their more radical and extreme, spare no effort to advocate and promote the Japanese get rid of “special defense” policy, sometimes even shouting breakthrough “non-nuclear principles.”
Japan recently introduced the new “National Defense Program Outline,” there is behind the “new defense family,” the figure. Although far from the outline “a new family of national defense” has long insisted that the radical goals, but on a “qualitative change” as the goal of significant “quantitative” measures. Meanwhile, the outline for China’s intentions are obvious, which adhere to the “Joint US-China” and “new defense tribe” by adhering to the idea of ??a high degree of fit.
fact, not difficult to see from some of the clues, writing the outline and the “new Defence family” close. Authored compilation of “National Defense Program Outline”, and is directly under the defense of Japan’s cabinet advisory body to the “new era of security and defense force the association.” The 11 members of the association, the number of names with the “new Defence family” has a deep connection, such as integration of the former Ministry of Defense Takashi Saito, chief of staff, and Maehara’s mentor, Professor of Kyoto University and Western wide. In addition, there are views in the political parties contribute to the defense policy of the investigation will be, professional soldiers and the national defense industry representatives.
Institute of Japanese foreign experts Yong-Sheng Zhou told “World News” reporter, said, “the new defense families” in the “National Defense Program Outline” form of the process will certainly play a very important role. He said the Ministry of Defense organize relevant personnel to discuss the “National Defense Program Outline” of writing, self-defense officials, major defense research institutes and related members have been involved.
they will go further
recent years, “the new defense families’ thunder very strong, on behalf of the members of its political prospects in Japan are generally optimistic about the likely impact of a long time, Japan’s development. Abe was elected prime minister in 2006, the current Foreign Minister Maehara is a strong contender for the next prime minister.
analysts believe that the “new defense family,” the rapid rise will exacerbate the trend of right-wing Japanese politics, diplomatic strategy to Japan’s far-reaching impact. If we say that the traditional “family defense” often just staring at the defense budget, defense contracts, then these micro-political, “the new defense families” are more concerned about Japan’s security strategy, defense policy and other macro-political issues. In the security area, they tried to break through the various “restricted”, and attempted to guide the government’s political operation; they are no longer satisfied in the framework of Japan-US alliance to send troops surrounding areas such as the traditional “hawk” faction advocates, but the urgent desire to break through the “peace constitution” of the constraints, to promote a true sense of Japanese military power overweight afterburner. It can be said, “The new family of defense” in many ways gone further than their predecessors.
face multiple constraints of energy to be tested
Although the “new family of defense” Japan’s political arena has become a negligible impact on the nature of power, but Japan will fully follow the direction envisaged in this group, it is still unknown.
Shanghai Institute of International Research Office, Japan Wu Ji-Nan pointed out that “the new defense families,” the idea of ??facing some constraints, first with Japan’s national interests in general lack of integration, followed by the real power in Japan structural gap. On national identity in terms of these people in Japan generally difficult to obtain recognition, and they push toward a military power to accelerate the pace of Japan, will lead Asian countries on alert. Therefore, “the new defense families” can go far, remains to be seen.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Japanese Studies political director Wang Ping told “World News” reporter, also said that Japan is indeed moving in the direction of military power, but its pace and specific ways with different people may come to power and distinction, is still difficult to predict the specific circumstances of the future. (Source: International Online – “News of the World,” Li Jing)