Friday, November 03, 2006

House of the Rising Sun

Japan is beginning to shift its military focus from defending against Russia, who they never officially signed a peace treaty with after WWII, to protecting against the Chinese threat. Strategy Page is reporting that Japan is building their new search radars and electronic intelligence facilities on the Miyako islands.

The Miyako Islands, which are 1,800 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, are 180 kilometers east of the disputed (between China, Taiwan and Japan) Senkaku islands. The Senkakus' are also 220 kilometers from Taiwan, 360 kilometers from China, and 360 kilometers from Okinawa.

Out of all the nations in Asia, Japan is the one that is most afraid of China. This is not only because it threatens its economic dominance, but also because the Peoples Republic has not forgotten about the Japanese occupation of China during the 30's and 40's. This is why we should use Japan as our counterweight to China in Asia, and let them rearm themselves, to help us better contain the Red Chinese.


Blogger TRex said...

I just wonder why they didn't build up thier defenses on this front sooner.

Also, just wanted to say that even when I don't coment, I enjoy reading this blog. (Just sometimes a bit over my head)


11/18/2006 7:09 PM  
Blogger Aleksandr said...

Thanks, TRex.

As for the Japanese, I think they were scared of a growing military hurting their economic prosperity. I believe that now they realized that their weak military posture will be what will threaten their economy.

11/22/2006 3:25 PM  

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