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Japan, a nation of Liars
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A naked Japanese lie

The ownership of Diaoyutai is now the hottest topic in East Asia and could turn into an open military conflict. The conflicting claims to the island put set aside by Deng Xiaoping and the Japanese govt for the near future and to be determined by the wisdom of future generations. This brought about a period of stability when things were kept at status quo.

The latest development arose when Japan fabricated a lie, producing a Japanese owner of the island and trying to conduct a sales/purchase agreement of the island among the Japanese militants and the Japanese govt, ignoring completely the rights and interest of China and the sensitivity of the Chinese people.

Since the annexation of the island, which is a historical fact in 1895, Diaoyutai was officially taken over by the Japanese and renamed Senkaku. The Japanese even quoted its authority over the island by this official commentary, ‘Japan incorporated the Islands into Okinawa Prefecture after conducting thorough surveys from 1885 on, while ascertaining carefully that these islands had been uninhabited and showed no trace of having been under the control of any state including China.’

The arrogant Japanese ignored completely the ownership of the island by China since the Ming Dynasty in the 15th Century, and as they put it, since nobody was there when they conducted the survey, they could take it over. This kind of arrogant logic would allow Japan to take over any island even today if they conduct a survey and conclude by themselves that no one was controlling it. There must be plenty of islands in the Philippines and Indonesia that can be annexed by the Japanese.

Diaoyutai is no uninhabited island in the vast Pacific Ocean. It was Chinese territory since the Ming Dynasty. And Japan is claiming that those were not historical records but the annexation of the island in 1895 was. No need to look further back.

The situation has come to a boil and it may be time for China to reclaim the islands and help the Liuchiu Islanders to regain their independence from Japan. The Liuchiu Islands, annexed by Japan and called Ryukyu Islands, were an independent kingdom that paid homage to the Qing Dynasty. The islands are now sacrificed as the military base of the US and host to nuclear weapons. They would have to bear the brunt of a first attack should war breaks out. It would be opportune for the islanders to declare independence from Japan and become an independent country again, free from foreign dominations, and free from the risk of a nuclear attack.

China has sent 6 surveillance ships to patrol the Diaoyiutai and would encounter the patrol ships of the Japanese coast guard. This is no time for blinking, having come so far, with the Japanese acting more aggressively in their claim on the island. A stand off and naval clash is unavoidable with the Japanese govt officially fabricating and pushing this naked lie of ownership of the island. It is unimaginable that China would surrender its territory for a naked lie.

China would not tolerate another Marco Polo Bridge Incident again and fighting Japan is a must if the provocation continues. The wisdom of the future generations appears to be now.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of Japanese dignity and honour
This is the gist of William Choong’s article on the China Japan dispute over Diaoyu/Senkaku Island. The Japanese could not back down because of dignity and honour. What is so dignified to invade another country by creating false incidents as a justification for the attack? What is so honourable to seize another country’s islands by war of aggression when the other country was weak and poor? What is so dignified and honourable to commit rape and massacres of women and children, of forcing other nation’s women folks as prostitutes for the Japanese soldiers, and looting national treasures?
And what is so dignified and honourable to conduct a sneak attack on the American Navy in Pearl Harbour with no declaration of war and fabricated a story of miscommunication? The whole Japanese act of war, looting and murdering of the people in the invaded countries during the Second World War was nothing about honour and dignity. It was a vicious attack on its neighbours by military force.
And the aids given after the war was no compensation for the honour and dignity of the invaded countries. No amount of compensation is enough for invading another country. And don’t forget the loot stolen from the invaded countries. And in the case of China, the war reparation inflicted on a bankrupt country was even more disastrous than the war alone. It broke a country’s financial resources to look after its people. It humiliated the conquered countries, the colonized countries, destroyed the pride of the people and their dignities and honour.
What is so fucking great about Japanese dignity and honour? It is the greatest farce of the Japanese and the stupidity of those who believe in these two words. Throwing babies into the air for bayonet practice, slitting the tummies of pregnant women to drag out their babies! Head chopping and hanging the heads on display in the streets! They were the meanness, inhuman and barbaric invading forces East Asian and Southeast Asian countries have ever known. Only morons could be apologetic to the Japanese war crimes in this part of the world, and to its people. There is no honour or dignity to talk about in what the Japanese had done, unless you are a Japanese, where your self preservation at the expense of other’s suffering is your top most interest. Stop being silly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:24 am    Post subject: Misjudgment causes misbehaviour Reply with quote

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Misjudgment causes misbehavior
Updated: 2012-09-13 18:34
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The Japanese government’s “nationalization” of China’s Diaoyu Islands breaks the consensus between the two on “shelving the dispute” and damages the development of Sino-Japanese relations.

Japanese politicians misjudge two issues. Otherwise, they would not have had the audacity to take this step.

First, they misjudge China’s resolve and will to safeguard its sovereignty and territory. Japan took control of the islands when China was distracted by domestic and foreign troubles in the late 19th century. But China is no longer the weak country it was then. Although the Chinese government proposes to solve all disputes through peaceful manners, that does not mean China will sacrifice its territorial sovereignty for stable development.

Secondly, the politicians predict the United States will assist Japan when necessary. Japan regards itself as an important supporter of the US’ Asia-Pacific strategy and believes that the Japan-US security treaty will protect it from other countries. But they should realize the truth: A dog can wag its tail, but the tail can never wag the dog.

The Chinese government has already taken a series of steps to exert China’s sovereignty over the sea area since Japan declared its “nationalization”. Japan will certainly be confronted with a powerful fight from China if Japan continues with this course of action.

China has already shown rationality and restraint with Japan on this issue for too long. China will not tolerate Japan’s arrogance, an arrogance that could be disastrous to all of East Asia.


HsunTze 2012-09-16 22:23
When an Asian country listens to the dictates of a foreign Western power, that Asian country brings shame to Asia. Oh so Japan is a Western country? But its location is in Asia and its people do not look Western with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Japan must be a White chicken among yellow chicks. Depending on the USA is not providing a long and permanent solution to the dispute. Japan has got to be wise (be free) to move along independently and share the growth and prosperity of Asia with Asians. Asia is going great and even Russia wants to be a part of the growth there.

Russia wants to be a part of the growth but to me the USA wants to be part to bring down the growth or would we see it wagging its tail with Vietnam and the Philippines in addition of course to its main lackey Japan. I would like to leave out the ROK which I believe would be able to see more clearly the future of Asia and of itself being of Asia.

Japan, the chief lackey has disputes with Russia, ROK and China. The address is on China because the USA sees China as its main threat and challange. Evil USA has been trying to encircle China with other lackies as well but Destiny does not seem willing to go along. It is why it has this Muslim anger going around. Indonesia and Malaysia are both pissed off with the issue and one can see the strain relationship with the USA as a result.

Perhaps before the USA isolates itself, Japan will find itself isolated first. Asian countries are beginning to see the real truth of USA movements. The Muslim world has seen it and it would not be too difficult for the others to see the USA cat coming out of the bag.

Destiny has various ways of tell taling. Watch out for the signs. Time will tell.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Containment of Japan
There have always been talks about the containment of Communism and China as if this is something only the Empire and its allies can do. Why don’t the Russians and Chinese do the same and starting with the containment of Japan? Russia, China, Taiwan, Honkong and Korea, all have problems with Japan and were victims of Japanese aggression in the past.
The above countries are not dependent on Japan anymore and can do away with trades with Japan. All they need is to cut down on their trading activities with the Japanese, boycott or sanction Japanese goods etc to strangle the Japanese to go on their knees.
Crippling of the Japanese economy will force the Americans to extend its helping hands, but being a bankrupt country there is really nothing the Americans can offer except its military might. Neither can Europe be of any help. If there is anything that the East Asian countries want to do against Japan, this is the moment.
The combined forces of China and Russia, plus Korea and Taiwan would be something to keep the Americans wary and not to do anything foolish.
Hey, the containment game can be play by other parties too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diaoyu and Liuchiu Islands(Senkaku and Ryukyus) belong to China
The most vocal journalist with the most critical view against China has spoken. Ching Cheong, arrested and detained by China for several years, for spying against China, has said, with historical records, that both Diaoyu and the Ryukyu chain of islands belong to China. He also quoted the views of the American and Russian leaders at the Cairo Declaration in 1943 and the Potsdam Declaration in 1945, all acknowledging that the islands should be returned to China. And the Japanese liars are still shouting that the islands are integral parts of Japan historically.
All the islands and land grabbed by Japan before the war should be returned to their owners. The Cairo Declaration, ‘Japan shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese such as Manchuria, Formosa and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan shall be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence or by greed….Most World War II historians agreed that the “territories” in the last sentence referred to the Ryukyus.’

On Feb 2, 1946, ‘US General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, issued a statement limiting Japanese territories to the four major islands and about 1,000 small islands situated north of the 30 deg latitude.’ Ryukyus and Diaoyu lie below the 30 deg latitude and no longer were Japanese territories.
When China and Japan reestablished diplomatic relations in 1972, they signed a Joint Statement agreeing to abide by the 1943 Cairo Declaration and the 1945 Potsdam Declaration. How could the Japanese, including their PM Noda, openly declare at the UN that Diaoyu Island was an integral part of Japan! The Japanese are lying with their eyes wide opened. Who is talking about Japanese having honour and dignity?
Now that the Japanese are adamant on hanging on to Chinese territories, China should go ahead and take back Diaoyu and the Ryukyus as well. There is no reason to be nice to the lying Japanese anymore. And the scheming Americans, tell them to go to hell. If the Americans think that it justifies their interest under their treaty obligation with Japan to protect a wrong they helped created, let it be. It will be MAD, both blowing each other out of this world for a wrong committed by the Americans and to protect a nation of liars.
Why is it unjustified for China to take back its territories but perfectly justified for Japan to keep the loot it seized from China?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ugly Japanese revealing their true colour

After the defeat in WW2, the Japanese took on a new persona, of efficient and meticulous businessmen and were very successful in that. They rebuilt their war torn and devastated country into a new modern and industrial economy. They travelled the world, invested in every country with their new found wealth, and wore impeccable business suits. And with the help of Hollywood’s romancing of the honourable samurai cult, they were projected as decent, well mannered and honourable people.

In a short span of 40/50 years, the cruel, barbaric and brutal soldiers that invaded practically every Asian country, plundered, raped and looted and killing their victims, pregnant women, the olds and the babies, in the most despicable and vicious ways, were changed. The silly Asians and the Westerners painted a wholesome and new image of an honourable and dignified people. And many believe so, especially the bananas.

The current dispute with China and Korea on some Chinese and Korean islands is like a rekindling and revisiting of the times of militaristic Japan, all might and arrogance. They were the most powerful Asian country then and took advantage of their military superiority to invade Asian countries, to conquer and to seize their wealth and land. Dokdo, Ryukyus, Diaoyus and Taiwan etc etc were lost to the Japanese by the logic of the gun.

And the countries are reclaiming their islands but facing the militant Japanese with their logic of the gun once again. The Japanese plainly insisted that these islands were theirs historically and refused to acknowledge how they were acquired by force. They still believe that if they carry a big gun, they could steal other country’s land as their own. And they will have their believers and sympathisers from the victim countries. And the Japanese also have the evil American Empire on their side, acting innocently claiming not to take sides by not standing on the side of logic and historical rights. The treacherous Americans even included the Diaoyu/Senkaku under the American Japan Defence Treaty.

And many silly Asian bananas would naively say that it was history, no need to fight over a few pieces of uninhabited islands. Why don’t they tell the robbers to lay off, no need to continue to insist that the islands they stole should be returned to the rightful owners?

The robber and gangster’s mentality of reasoning is very simple. They already have the loot in their pockets and would tell all the victim parties not to stir shit or revive history. Why should they when they are the gainers of other people’s land? So the victims who lost their land are seen as trouble makers, quarrelsome and not wanting to let the past be the past.

And the robbers and gangsters are standing on high pedestal as peaceful robbers and gangsters. The victims have no right to claim back what they have lost to the robbers and gangsters. This is the ugly Japanese of the past surfacing in the present, that might is right. Did anyone say the Japanese are honourable or dignified? They could think so by ignoring that the Japanese had raped, killed and looted their countries and do not feel any remorse about it. These are the type of losers that would be easy to rape and loot and to conquer. They will not resist and will fall in love with the dignity and honour of their violators.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very dangerous proposition
The New York Times
September 19, 2012
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/the-inconvenient-truth-behind-the-diaoyusenkaku-islands/

I’ve had a longstanding interest in the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, the subject of a dangerous territorial dispute between Japan and China. The United States claims to be neutral but in effect is siding with Japan, and we could be drawn in if a war ever arose. Let me clear that I deplore the violence in the recent anti-Japan protests in China: the violence is reprehensible and makes China look like an irrational bully. China’s government should reign in this volatile nationalism rather than feed it. This is a dispute that both sides should refer to the International Court of Justice, rather than allow to boil over in the streets. That said, when I look at the underlying question of who has the best claim, I’m sympathetic to China’s position. I don’t think it is 100 percent clear, partly because China seemed to acquiesce to Japanese sovereignty between 1945 and 1970, but on balance I find the evidence for Chinese sovereignty quite compelling. The most interesting evidence is emerging from old Japanese government documents and suggests that Japan in effect stole the islands from China in 1895 as booty of war. This article by Han-Yi Shaw, a scholar from Taiwan, explores those documents. I invite any Japanese scholars to make the contrary legal case. – Nicholas Kristof
The above article appeared in the New York Times and argued convincingly in favour of Chinese ownership of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. The hard evidence was clear, and Nicholas Kristof was chastising the Chinese for protesting in the streets instead of taking the case to the International Court of Justice. On face value it is a very good and logical suggestion. In reality, it would be the most foolish thing for China to do so. The islands belong to China and were taken away as war booty by the Japanese who now insisted that the islands belonged to them. Why would China want to go to court with the robbers when the outcome could turn the other way? Why would China want to risk its territory in a court that China is not even convinced of its objectivity and neutrality? What happens if it turns out to be a kangaroo court? How high is the possibility of the judges being bribed and bought over by the Japanese? The Japanese would be very willing to offer the judges a sum that they could not refuse. Not possible?
The worst case would be for the court to try to appease both parties, like the Pedra Branca case, and apportion the islands equally to both parties. And China would lose, legally, half of its territories to the robbers and never think of getting it back anymore.
The fact today is that the robbers, Japan, are lying through their teeth and refused to acknowledge the truth, and are likely to do anything to keep the loot. The only way for China to take back its property is to do it the same way as the robbers, in a war, unless Japan is willing to return it voluntarily before it happens.
China must never bring the case to the ICJ. It could be a trap. It should do it the same way as the Koreans. It is their island and there is no dispute and no necessity to go to court. Chinese territories are not negotiable. They are setting China up for the kill.
PS. Never trust the Americans.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The arrogance of Japanese militarism
What is happening at the Diaoyu/Senkaku Island dispute is a glaring example of the arrogance of Japanese militarism and how atrocious they could be when they are in a position of military superiority. After seizing several islands from China with Unequal Treaties signed after defeating China in a war, including Diaoyu and Taiwan, the cocky Japanese are today chanting the position that Diaoyu was theirs historically. They totally ignore the ownership of the island by China many centuries back. And they are doing it today when China is the second superpower that has the ability to flatten Tokyo and all the major cities in Japan.
This kind of arrogance is a reminder of how wild and abusive the Japanese was in the 19th and 20th centuries when it was the dominant East Asian power and China the Beggar of the Asia, poor and weak. In those days, the Japanese created many incidents, like what the Americans are doing around the world today, to provoke a fight and to bash a poorly armed Chinese military. And this would be followed by a long list of outrageous demands and compensation, best remembered by the 21 Demands of the days of Unequal Treaties.
Today the Japanese under the right wing militant Nationalist Shintaro Ishihara, after provoking the recent rioting against Japan, are again trying his Act II. This time he is advocating building infrastructure on the Diaoyu Island.
China must learn its lesson on how to deal with the Japanese. Only military might could make the deceitful and militant Japanese come to the negotiating table to return the islands taken from China in the past. China must make its stand very clear, that any further provocation or attempts by any Japanese to land on the islands or to build any infrastructure will be an act of war. There is no point fearing the Americans as that is what they intend to do and are behind every move the Japanese are making. It would be a war of mutual destruction and if the Americans and the Japanese so desire, let it be. China cannot act on a position of weakness and fear of war. China must take the bull by the horn and play this chicken game and not to blink.
The time has come when the Americans and the Japanese bullying of China must come to an end, if in a wasteful war. The Japanese must know that there will be no major Japanese city standing. Likewise there will be no American and Chinese city standing. Fearing this scenario will provide more reasons for more American and Japanese provocations and infringement of Chinese territories and interests.
While the Chinese are standing up to the bullying, they might as well include their claims on the Liu Chiu or Ryukyu Islands. Since there is gonna be a fight, make it more worthy and recover every island taken from China historically.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rise of Japanese militarism and the Evil Empire
The Emperor of the Evil Empire has descended on Phnom Penh and war cries were heard. With Obama strutting into the Asean Summit, Japan and the Phillipines were emboldened to challenge China in their claims on the disputed islands. Even Aquino was so brave to shout at the meeting about defending Filipino territories. And Noda finally removed his veil of being a moderate and took the stance of the right wing militants.
The full coterie of the Evil Empire chieftains in the Summit must be reassuring and a show of force to put down China. And this kind of militant gesturing can only get worst by the days with the USA gaming on its pivot to Asia doctrine. Let’s see if Hillary’s call to use trade to win friends will happen, or use arms to force obedience prevails. It is as good as saying we are here to stay and to call the shot. Obama has already told Myanmar to cut ties with North Korea and Cambodia to release political prisoners and meddling with its human right issue.
China better be strong and not allow Japan to push it around. It must be ready to engage the Japanese militarily at Diaoyu Islands. This is the only way to tell the little pests on the by line to stay clear as China means business and would not be pushed around. As for the Phillipines, China should scale down its trade, stop buying bananas and other crops from the Phillipines. Let the Phillipines sell everything to Japan and the USA.
China is in a now or never situation with the Evil Empire and the little pests standing on its head shouting threats of violence. It has to take them down one at a time and test the resolve of the Emperor to show its hands.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japan, revival of the monstrous barbaric Imperial Power
Japan is trying to revive its role as the number one military power in Asia. It is talking about rearming itself, about militarism, about war. It has just completed a tour of Southeast Asian countries, visiting countries that it thinks will support its militarization and military role in the region. It visited the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar to drum up support to be the top military power and leader in the region, to take on China in a war if needed. These countries are expected to support a neo militant Japan, as the cronies of a new Japanese Imperialism.
The irony of it all is that all these countries were victims of Japanese aggression, conquered and colonized by the Japanese, and ruled by the Japanese during the Second World War. Now the Japanese want these countries to come under its influence once again, willingly, and to fight China, the biggest investors and the biggest market for their exports.
Are the Japanese in delusion, that these countries are blind or crazy? Some are, for short term benefits and interests. What would the leader of Asean, Indonesia, do with the flirtation of Japan? Should Asian countries welcome the return of this evil and barbaric power? Are the memories of the suffering from the Japanese Imperial Army so easily forgotten?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japan, the first of 21 Demands in the 21st Century

Japan is back to its mischief once again like it did to colonise Korea, Manchuria and China and eventually the whole of Southeast Asia. During its imperialist days, it repeated fabricated acts and incidents in China and blamed it on the weak Qing Govt and later the ROC. And after creating every incident it will demand apologies, compensation and special concessions from China. It kept on bullying China and eventually invaded China in an attempt to colonise the country.

Japan has started to create incidents to provoke China by first making a fictitious buying out of the Diaoyu Islands which it snatched from China in the late 19th Century. This has forced the Chinese hands to exert their rights over the islands. The Japanese escalated the tension by scrambling fighter aircrafts and naval crafts to intercept Chinese surveillance planes and ships. The latest tension is the accusation that a Chinese frigate locked radar onto a Japanese destroyer. This is like the Tonkin Incident when the Americans accused the Vietnamese for ramming their patrol boats against an American warship.

And the haughty and arrogant Japanese PM Abe is making his demand that China apologise for the act. This is going to remind the Chinese of the 21 Demands Japan made on China to control China and seized Chinese territories. Many Chinese are going to be riled by this demand and will react in a hostile manner and raising the temperature in the island dispute. Japan is provoking China to defend itself and to accuse China of acting aggressively. This is likely to be part of an American Japanese plot to show to the Southeast Asian nations that China is indeed an aggressive big power.

What can China do? China cannot run away from this fight. It has to take the Japanese and the Americans on or it would have endless troubles and even losing Diaoyu Islands for good. China must demand that Japan withdraw all its ships from Diaoyu Islands or face the consequence of war. This is the new bottom line.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japan continues to provoke China
Japan again arrested a Chinese fishing boat for illegal fishing 210km off Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands. If I am not mistaken, the economic zone of a country is 200km from its coast. In this case, the boat is in a disputed area claimed by both countries.
This kind of provocations has been going on for years. China can no longer sit still when it claims that Diaoyutai Islands belong to her. The Chinese fishing boat was thus inside Chinese territory. China would have to act or lose its credibility in claiming the Islands.
China may hold back from firmer action as this act could be an intended one to provoke China to act. And the Japanese would then escalate the conflict to drag in the Americans. Or it could be a plot by both the Americans and the Japanese to push China over the edge and then to tell the world that China is an aggressive and belligerent country that is willing to resort to use force to settle territorial dispute.
China may do a similar act by arresting some Japanese ship on a tit for tat. Perhaps arresting a Japanese Coast Guard vessel would up the ante and see how far the Japanese and the Americans are prepared to go.
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Japan Asean Co Prosperity Sphere
‘Japan and Asean can regard security cooperation as a realistic option because China is their common adversary.’ Dr Hideshi Takesada, a Japanese defence expert, former professor at South Korea’s Yonsei Unversity.
This is the gist of the vice ministerial meeting in Tokyo hosted by the Japanese for the Asean ministers. It is a new tag to bring the Asean countries into the Japanese sphere of influence not much different from the failed Asia Co Prosperity Sphere of the Second World War. The difference then and now is that Japan was the enemy, the invader of China and Asean countries. Now Japan is touting China as the common enemy of Japan and Asean.
Would the Asean countries bite this Japanese line and pitch themselves as the enemy of China, taking sides with their brutal and barbaric occupation force that attempted to colonise and rule over them? Japan has a real pricky problem with China, having seized Chinese territories during its imperial days through wars. There are disputes between some Asean countries with China but over islands in the South China Sea that have not belonged to any Asean countries in the first place. The Asean countries like Vietnam and the Philippines, including Malaysia and Brunei are staking claims over some rocks in the high seas that China had claimed centuries ago.
Japan is arrogantly and adamantly sticking to keep the Chinese territories it seized from China and is likely to go to war with China for that. Would the Asean countries be prepared to go to war with Japan against China for uninhabited islands that they are just staking claims to but with very little supporting documents of ownership?
The stage for a Sino Japanese war is imminent. Would the Asean countries, those with counter claims against China, willing to be sucked into such a war and fight for the Japanese that was the aggressor and holding on to war loots from China? Japan is luring the Asean countries and telling them China is their common enemy. Are the Asean countries that gullible to be conned by another revisionist Japan Asean Co Prosperity Sphere with Japan as the over lord? The tagline is very humiliating to the Asean Ministers attending the Meeting. The Japanese must be thinking that the Asean Ministers are impressionable little school boys with no knowledge of the past, of Japanese colonialism and atrocities, and can be easily talked into fighting with Japan against China.
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Japan in a mood for war
Under the revived hawkish leader PM Abe, Japan is geared to return to militarism and is calling for war. It is going to tear away all the pacific treaties signed with the Americans after the defeat in WW2. The cries of war are all over Japan. Japan will fight to keep the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands it seized from China at all cost. There is a new tension, a romanticism of old Imperial Japan that once ruled East Asia.
Japan is a small country relative to China but is threatening China once again. It chased Chinese surveillance ships at Diaoyu/Senkaku, arrested Chinese fishing boats, nationalized the Islands as Japanese territories, scrambled fighter jets to intercept non military aircraft from China. It is boosting its defence expenditure to acquire more military aircraft and ships. Wherever Abe stepped foot on, he is calling for tougher actions to defend the Islands and accusing China of provocations. It even tried to convince the Obama regime to join force to fight China. It is trying to convince the Asean countries that China is the enemy.
Japan is still caught in the memories of the 19th and 20th Centuries when, despite its smallness in size, could raid and invade neighbouring countries that were poor and underdeveloped, including a broken China that was bankrupt of everything except a sea of poor peasants. Under those circumstances, Japan, like the Europeans powers, with their huge military hardware and soldiers, could look superior to the rest. It conquered Korea, Manchuria, Southeast Asia and almost the whole of China.
China was weak and had no resources to fight a war, no finance, no modern industries, no modern armies, a corrupt leadership under a dying Manchu Dynasty and an inexperienced bunch of revolutionaries. But China fought with all the handicaps and weaknesses to prevent the country from being taken over by the invading Japanese. The Japanese could control some major cities but not the Chinese people in the whole country. In a war of attrition, Japan could never subdue and rule China even at it poorest and deplorable condition.
The China today is a renewed nation with resources, finances and all the
industries, including war industries, and the three armed military services with modern weaponry and a central united command. Japanese must be in delusion to think that it still can fight China when the cards are stacked differently this time, in favour of China. A war between Japan and China would tell a completely different story.
The reality today is that Japan is a small country, small in every aspect, even the military forces vis a vis China. No matter how much Japan militarized and armed its people, it is still a small country to China. It is now a mismatch that only the Japanese hawks refuse to see. A small country like Japan wants to go to war with China and thinking of winning?
The new China and new Chinese are no longer poor hungry peasants and rag tag soldiers. There is a new vibrancy and spirit in these new people who believe in a new destiny. As far as China is concerned, Japan is no longer a threat. Period.
All the hawkish calls in Tokyo are just a make belief, a drumming up of national pride and arrogance but refusing to admit the new reality. Japan is no longer in the same league as China. It would even have problems attacking Korea and could be the other way. It would not be able to run through Southeast Asia like it used to do. Vietnam would simply stop it in its path.
Japan, Abe and all the hawks and rightists leaders are dreaming in the past. The world has changed. Japan is a small country and cannot be a big power that it used to be. Those days are over. The earlier that Japan recognizes this hard truth the better it is for the Japanese to live under the new world order and be a respectable world citizen, without having wild thoughts of going to war. This time it would not be Hiroshima and Nagasaki being flattened. The whole of Japan will be waste land and the casualties will make Japanese a threatened life form.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Japanese reviving their militant past
The Japanese parliamentarians trooped into Yasukuni to pay respect to war criminals that invaded, raped, looted and murdered the Asian countries during WW2. Abe skipped the visit but donated a pine tree to the temple. This is the first major affront to the invaded and colonized countries during Japan’s Imperial conquest of East and South East Asia.
China was furious and so was South Korea. The rest of South East Asia the reaction was muted. They could not feel the importance of the visit nor the impact and pain of the Japanese Occupation. Prime reason, all these countries were not countries then. They were all colonies of European Empires and Japan was just another empire. Only the deep cultural roots and nationalism of China and Korea could their people felt the grief and anger. Even Taiwan too could not feel much as many Taiwanese were recruited to fight for the Japanese Imperial Army.
The Japanese banquet at Yasukuni was followed by a flotilla of 10 ships and more than 80 Japanese attempting to land at Diaoyu Islands. China sent in 8 Surveillance ships to intercept them and prevent a landing. The Japanese sent in 13 Coastguard patrol craft to intercept the Chinese ships. And Abe threatened to use force if any Chinese should land at the islands. He did not threaten his Japanese for wanting to land in the islands nor try to stop them from landing.
The stage is set with an embolden Japan thinking that it can whip the Chinese and starting to talk down to the Chinese like they did in the days of Imperial Japan. Japan still thinks it is a more powerful country than China and would use the stick like it used to do. Of course the Americans are behind them.
Can China stand still and allow the Japanese to slap its face, left and right, and do nothing? For all its national pride and historical humiliation by Japan, China would have to stand up to the Japanese provocation with or without the Americans backing the Japs. China would have to repel the Japanese advances. It could also be a time for exacting revenge on the defeat by Japan in 1894. It could be a conventional warfare, a limited warfare involving air and sea, provided the Americans did not come in. If the Americans dare to meddle and raise the stake, a nuclear holocaust is the next offering.
The game of chicken is about who dares and who blinks. But this chicken game involves more than just being seen as who is more gungho. There are many national issues at stake and there is the risk of a nuclear war that would change the future of human civilization. Would the Americans think it is acceptable to go on to embolden the Japanese and engage in this war? This is not playing with fire and starting small fires. When lighted, it is beyond anyone’s control.
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