中國崛起,日本右傾

屋主前言:日本「挑機」玩火,連美國Washington Post也罕有起用頭版分析並批評日本右傾。好笑是日本TBS報道此事時竟說「反映美國如何關心日本輿論變化」(原文:アメリカの有力紙が日本の内政関連の記事を一面で掲載するのは珍しいことで、日本の世論の変化に対するアメリカの関心の高さを表わしたものといえます。) 這種語言偽術似曾相識。


With China’s rise, Japan shifts to the right
(Washington Post, 22 Sep 2012)


TOKYO
— Japan is in the midst of a gradual but significant shift to the right, acting more confrontationally in the region than at any time since World War II.

The shift applies strictly to Japan’s foreign policy and military strategy, not social issues, and has been driven both by China’s rapid maritime expansion — particularly its emphatic claims on contested territory — and by a growing sense here that Japan should recover the clout squandered amid two lost decades of economic stagnation.

Japan’s shift can be seen in an increasingly muscular role for the nation’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF), in a push among mainstream politicians to revise key portions of the pacifist constitution and in a new willingness to clash with China, particularly in the East China Sea, where U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said this week he was “concerned about conflict.”

But analysts stress that Japan, even with its rightward shift, still remains ambivalent about its military; Japan is merely moving toward the center, they say, after decades of being perhaps the world’s most pacifist advanced nation.

“The post-World War II Japan policy was to be low-key and cooperation-oriented,” said Narushige Michishita, a self-described moderate and a security expert at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. “We tried to avoid any confrontation or friction with surrounding countries. . . . But there’s a widespread feeling in the minds of Japanese people that being nice didn’t work out.”

Polls suggest Japanese are increasingly concerned about security and feel their country faces an outside threat. According to government data collected earlier this year, 25 percent think Japan should increase its military strength, compared with 14 percent three years ago and 8 percent in 1991.

That shift in thinking is reflected in Japan’s leaders, including hawkish Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, son of an SDF member, who has restored the U.S.-Japan security alliance as the “foundation” of Tokyo’s foreign policy. That’s a stark shift from three years ago, when then-leader Yukio Hatoyama frayed ties with Washington and dreamed of a harmonious “East Asian community” that included China.

But Noda, unpopular and likely facing an election in the upcoming months, is a relative moderate compared with those lining up to take his place. Front-runner Shigeru Ishiba, of the Liberal Democratic Party, said in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that the SDF should be able to fire warning shots against maritime intruders; currently, the SDF yields to the Coast Guard to handle incursions. Another top candidate, Nobuteru Ishihara, son of China-baiting Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, said recently that part of the country “will be snatched” if Japan is off guard.

Some of the get-tough-on-China talk, surging this summer amid a recent territorial dispute, merely caters to Japan’s small and vocal group of nationalists. But such security issues have also “become more important to common people as well,” said Yuichi Hosoya, a professor of international politics at Keio University, and no politician can ignore that.
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2020/03/18 17:28
美国黑金         印度神藥          日本藤素          保羅V8         必利勁
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持久液        壯陽藥     日本藤素       補腎     必利吉
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子宇 +
2012/10/21 19:28
日本右倾是事实,但几乎就仅仅是政治家们而已。有趣的是中国类似的极端爱国主义情绪同样高涨,却差不多都是在大众,特别是底层大众中蔓延。说到日本的军国主义野心,美国其实比中国更加关注也说不定。从冷战时代以来,美国在日驻军的首要目的就是压制日本,也就是所谓的“瓶盖理论”。
chongov +
2012/10/18 00:49
日本沒有右傾,相反,是在以維護和平和亞洲平衡之信念,防止軍國主義勢力對亞洲的威脅。
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