Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces to be implemented for the first time since 1972, expanded
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recent downturn in Sino-Japanese relations reasons, Japan is being attributed to the “tough on China” and “China heterogeneity.” These and the “China threat” theory almost exactly the same sophistry, and Japan’s arms buildup in the new grounds.
8 Japanese Ministry of Defense decided that, in the newly created Ground Self-Defense “Coastal Monitoring Team … … in response to the Chinese navy in the southwestern islands of the increasingly frequent activities.” The monitoring team with the first choice, is located in the westernmost of Japan’s Yonaguni Island. Its main task is to the East China Sea including the Diaoyu in China ships to the region radar surveillance.
Japanese side also expressed the hope that will come to monitor the exchange of intelligence with the U.S. to strengthen the so-called “Japan-US defense cooperation.”
“southwest islands”, refers to the south of Kyushu, Japan, China Taiwan island to the east of the island, including sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands in China.
Yonaguni Island, Okinawa Yaeyama-gun attached, is located 509 kilometers southwest of Okinawa Island, from China’s Taiwan Province, about 110 km away from Taiwan, recently the Japanese island.
the Cold War, Japan to the Soviet Union as the imaginary enemy, deploy defense forces in the northern focus, “Southwest Islands,” the defense is relatively lax. After the Cold War, Japanese forces began to discuss the “southwest islands” to strengthen defense forces. In 2004, National Defense Program Outline, due to the Sino-Japanese relations in the doldrums, to strengthen the “southwest islands” of the defense forces at the time it becomes overwhelming views. In the past few years, this trend has been increasing.
According to Defense Ministry sources, the plan is a new additional unit size of approximately 200 “squadron.” Ministry of Defense has added the force of 30 million yen cost of the investigation into next year’s defense budget.
Japan’s Kyodo News has reported that the Defense Ministry to strengthen the response to changes in the security situation in East Asia, international terrorism and natural disasters, plan the preparation of the GSDF from 15.5 million expansion to the existing 16.8 million people. May be included at the end of the surge plan to develop the new “National Defense Program Outline.” If the plan is successfully implemented, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense is the first time since 1972 the annual scale.
in order to “check and alert,” the Chinese navy’s activities, the Japanese Self-Defense Force plans to strengthen off the coast of China’s southwestern islands close to the defense. In response to the so-called “Diaoyu Islands issue,” Japan is weak in defense of the west of Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture deployment of troops, 2020 will be the number of troops to the southwest islands, 20,000 people.
with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force currently is the southernmost island of Okinawa, about 2,100 people. Air Self-Defense Force radar station is located in Okinawa Peninsula, Kume Island and Miyako Island 3. West of Miyako Island, not stationed troops. P3C Maritime Self-Defense Force AWACS in the surrounding waters visits once a day. This year’s Japan’s “Defense White Paper” has been pointed out that the southwestern islands of Japan, “an empty area on the defense.”
Beijing, Xinhua on November 10