Japan’s defense white paper focus towards China and Russia want to send the SDF legitimate
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces last month held military exercises in Shizuoka Prefecture.
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) 5, the Japanese government submitted to the Ministry of Defense through the 2008 edition of “Defense White Paper”, which discussed and analyzed in Russia, China and North Korea and other countries in the Far East activities for the first time mentioned the need to send the SDF overseas for the development of general legal issues. In the “Dokdo” on the issue, White insisted the position of Japan in the past, as “Dokdo” is Japanese territory and called it “Takeshima.” South Korea has already made this protest.
According to Hong Kong “Ta Kung Pao”, Japan in 2008 “Defense White Paper,” said Japan’s “international peace cooperation activities” through the development of the current Special Measures Law, the individual to achieve. To play in Japan as a “peace partner countries’ role in the development of the SDF overseas dispatch of the general law is the best. The first time the White Paper states that there is a need for a permanent law to send troops overseas for the time to participate in international peacekeeping activities, to provide legal protection.
In addition, the White Paper, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s refueling in the Indian Ocean on the activities of the international community spoke highly of, but also conducive to Japan’s national interests. White also believes that oil activities “in line with the majority of resources to rely on the Middle East, Japan’s national interest”, stressed the need to continue this activity. The white paper also said the Air Self-Defense Forces in Iraq should continue to engage in air transport activities.
on Japan-US military cooperation, the paper says Japan needs to maintain and strengthen the Japan-US security system. Japan and the U.S. ballistic missile defense will further promote cooperation.
In addition, the Defense Ministry after the burst of the transaction, including the former defense minister Moriya case and a series of corruption scandals, Wuchang, the new White Paper on the Ministry of Defense emphasized the importance of a thorough reform of attitude.
concerned about the Far East Military Balance
White Paper for the foreign military forces are also very concerned about, and to Russian military activities in the Far East are analyzed. It said the Russian military exercises will not continue to reduce, or even once in Japan recently conducted flight training for the target, its “activities are becoming more active.” Japanese version of the 2007 Defense White Paper pointed out that the scale of the Russian Far East, the former Soviet Union during the Cold War back to the size of the army’s “unlikely.”
In addition, the paper also expressed concern about China’s rapid development. White Paper, China has become a regional political and economic power, has a significant influence, profile trends, the Japanese side expressed between the lines of China’s military modernization program for the current situation and future trends of concern.
Japan, although China’s military modernization trends and expressed “concern”, but for China last year announced the resumption of United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, and said it would participate in military expenditure reporting system of the United Nations decision, from the “transparent “angle to make a positive evaluation.
Japan’s defense white paper last year, the scale of China’s military, said: “More than a response to the scope of Taiwan”, and this year’s White Paper said: “China’s military power will prevent Taiwan’s independence and the intervention of foreign troops as a priority issue. “greatly easing the strongest possible terms.
white paper also mentioned Chinese Defense Minister’s visit to Japan and the Japanese ship’s visits, saying the defense exchanges between the two countries further development.
Japanese media analysts pointed out that former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi during the reign of the deterioration of Sino-Japanese relations, in a pro-China tendencies during the Fukuda government has gradually improved, making it to the White Paper had an impact.
reiterated that “Takeshima” sovereign
North Korea continue to be the focus of another paper, the Japanese side was known as a “major threat.” The White Paper, North Korea’s nuclear test in 2006, may in the “relatively short period” to begin the miniaturization of nuclear weapons and warheads of the study, pointed out that “the need to continue to focus on their movements.”
White Paper on “Dokdo” (Japan called “Takeshima”) version of the issue to maintain the same position last year, saying: “China’s inherent territory of the Northern Territories and Takeshima territorial issue is not resolved . “
South Korean Foreign Ministry spokeswoman responded, saying the South Korean government of the Japanese cabinet approved the” Dokdo “as Japanese territory in 2008″ Defense White Paper was “deeply sorry, and urged Japan to immediately amend the statement.
South Korea said: “Dokdo in terms of history, geography and international law point of view, is Korea’s territory, South Korea will be any damage the sovereignty of Dokdo, Korea’s attempt to take firm measures.”
“Dokdo” in Japan, known as “Takeshima” in the waters east of the Korean peninsula. Korea and Japan have announced the sovereignty of the island. The island is currently controlled by South Korea.
Japanese defense white paper issued every year, described the security environment surrounding Japan and Japan’s defense policy to determine the other.