US-Japan alliance will strengthen the military response to China’s economic rise (Figure)
Data Figure: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Type 89 infantry fighting vehicles to participate in the parade
Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun”: Japan and the U.S. will “strengthen the China strategy”
It is reported that in response to the rapid expansion of military power in the international community continue to rise in China, Japan and the U.S. governments agreed agreed to strengthen strategic consultation between each other. US relations, according to sources more than nominal, the U.S. government last month, 23 foreign ministers held talks in Japan and the U.S. formally proposed this idea, the Japanese government agreed.
against China held bilateral consultation mainly related to strategic political and security fields, in the form of the transaction from the ministerial level and other levels. June 12, Japanese Foreign Ministry official Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider Kenichiro Sasae in Washington with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg talks, exchanged views on China’s situation. Japan-US Foreign Ministers meeting scheduled to be held in Hawaii this month 27, the two sides will continue to discuss the situation in China.
possible future between the two countries begin negotiations to establish a specific framework, but a U.S. government sources, as being the two countries will hold consultations at various levels. In addition, in order to avoid provoking China, the two decided not to discuss the contents of a formal announcement.
end of last year, Obama has been working in the financial crisis and climate change issues to seek cooperation with China.
However, due to China frequently to expand marine activities, constantly surrounding Japan and South China Sea in the provocation, the U.S. Government to recognize the value of Japan’s allies, decided to return to Japan-US relations as the center started the tradition of Asian diplomacy track.
“Japanese Economic News”: should strengthen the Japan-US alliance to counter China
newspaper and the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 19 日co-sponsored the symposium, the main question, “the 50th anniversary of the security treaty to modify the Japan-US relationship will go.” Participants have pointed out that China’s continued economic and military rise, the international security situation is volatile, Japan and the U.S. should strengthen cooperation in long-term attitude to achieve the diversification of forms of cooperation to further strengthen the alliance.
the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies ? John Hamre, president, said the Japan-US relations good times and bad, but has been in the field of defense cooperation. The United States hopes to further strengthen Japan’s defense forces, to contribute to maintaining regional stability in Asia.
? Harvard University professor Joseph Nye pointed out that the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands I – newspaper note) before the collision off the coast of the United States and Japan have begun to continue to strengthen security alliance.
Lin Fang is said that the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party members, after the incident in Japan want to return to the origin, re-examine the Japan-US alliance. Insight the association has submitted a report on security, hope the Democratic Party to adopt political views that seriously.