Discussion in 'Indo Pacific & East Asia' started by xizhimen, Jan 18, 2013.
Wall Street Journal
US Official Tells Japan to Calm Down over Island Dispute
January 17, 2013
Japan is just a US puppy,after being called off,it will become tame and quiet.
yes,they are,Japan is still an occupied country and can not have a real independent foreign policy,US noose around Japan's neck is till tight.
That is what you many feel, but then it is not so.
Japan is quite independent in its policy, though like Korea (South) they are interlinked in a strategic partnership with the US.
if US asks Japan do something,they just follow suit,the puppet country can never dare to say no to their master and stand up for their own.
It's not that extreme, but Japanese policymaking is pretty subservient to US interests. For example, through 2003-7, when US investment firms (led by Merill Lynch) were lobbying to privatize Japan Post, Koizumi pretty much did whatever the US State Dept 'recommended' he do on the matter.
Throughout the world the media, nudged by the govt, puts out 'straws in the wind' to test the public opinion.
How can Japan becomes an independant country with US fleet just staying inside Tokyo Bay?
Have you ever heard about the organization called "Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office" and what's the function it acts in Japanese political climate?
Well I think it's much more good for the Chinese if the Japanese would rely on US Military coz even US think twice on defending Japan... While if Japan created its own Military.. .I doubt what will happens next.... Coz even China is afraid of rearming Japan....
Calm down is a part of diplomacy.
But US has also said that they will stand by Japan because of treaty obligations.
That is the trump card!
China was the puppy of USSR once!
How does that not make Japan independent?
US places it fleet in countries where it has mutual strategic interests.
That is what is called Defence Treaties.
Heard of them?
There are PLA troops in Northern Area of Pakistan.
Does it mean Pakistan is a part of China?
It is better that the US has some relations with Japan or else they could sort out Asia including China as they did and that would be a greater danger.
Never forget Nanking since you all feel that they did a massacre there!
The Japanese are capable of anything!
Beware of the Rising Sun!
Chinese still remember the Nanjing massacre and always will. The question is do the indians remember how Japan did to indian POWs during ww2?
Nanking the Chinese should never forget!
100 Years of National Shame, even if much of it is fudged as the Chinese are prone to do!
Were they recruited for the INA?
Indian National Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Small parts of them, yes, just as the Nazis recruited small parts of the Soviet POW population for the RLA
Russian Liberation Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But on the whole, while the Japanese didn't treat Indian POWs in the genocidal manner Nazis treated Soviet POWs, the Japanese still treated Indian POWs quite terribly
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