China asked Japans military scholars ten

Despite the legal and policy by the “peace constitution” and other factors, the Japanese military title of “self-defense”, but in essence it is a medium-sized, military rich, well-equipped, technologically advanced, high level of training The regular army, has become one of Asia’s most powerful military force.
In recent years, according to the international and regional security situation changes and the U.S. strategic adjustment, Japan is to launch a new round of the whole army Jingwu process. Japan’s forces to further accelerate development towards “normalizing defense” and military power of the trend.
One of Japan’s national defense and military power of normalization is purely internal problem do?
Luo Yuan: Japan’s defense and military power of normalization is no simple and pure Japanese internal affairs, internal affairs is only the appearance of this problem, both involving Japan’s foreign and security strategy, linked to the security situation in East Asia and the world pattern In the final analysis, it is Japan’s national development strategy in recent years, a microcosm of the world to seek Japan’s so-called “normal country” status and diplomatic roles such as risk taking strategies, it marks a breakthrough in Japan “peace” constitution principles of strategic intent.
From the perspective of internal affairs, the Japanese advance “defense normalization” established in Japan’s postwar history of aggression did not fully complete “thought liquidation”, and the current Japanese conservative ideas, narrow nationalism and error over the realities of history re-flooding; From Foreign strategic perspective, the Japanese so-called “independent defense” and the Japan-US alliance based on military deployment with a distinctive Cold War mentality deterrent force characteristics and specific containment object. Erroneous thinking and strategic starting point determines the development of Japan’s military forces will not only break the regional strategic balance, peace and stability in the region and would have a negative impact.
Second, why the rush to revise Japan’s just-released “National Defense Program Outline”?
Luo Yuan: 2010 “National Defense Program Outline” after the introduction, the international situation has undergone great changes, especially the United States determined to return to the Asia-Pacific strategy, sharply increased tensions in East Asia, coupled with the Japanese domestic politics accelerated rightist Japanese initiative to provoke “Diaoyu Islands dispute” to accelerate toward the militarization of the great powers of the dangerous path. By the end of 2012, rightist Liberal Democratic Party came to power serious, Abe Abe Cabinet and I have to break the “war system” pushing Japan to become a “normal country” for the political ambitions and, as defense normalized to achieve this objective and critical path major means. From this perspective, was completed in the 2010 Democratic era version of “National Defense Program Outline” Although there is no fundamental contradiction between the LDP mainstream opinion, but in the military expansion efforts, the initiative aspects of security policy, it is not satisfied Abe, Abe Cabinet eager to lay their own defense policy, “Abe mark,” so will modify the National Defense Program Outline as a primary, you need to complete the agenda.
Third, the “three principles of arms exports” beyond the end of the modified Where?
Luo Yuan: according to the current normalization of Japan’s national defense and military power accelerated the trend, the Japanese have been breakthroughs in recent years, “three principles of arms exports”, and constantly lifting the ban arms exports. Since the end of 2011, Japan Noda regime to the joint development of international arms reason, substantial relaxation of the three principles of arms exports after the binding nature of this principle there is a sign of demise. For today’s defense equipment designed to quickly improve the quality of, and actively participate in international research and development of sophisticated weapons utilization of Japan, as in the past Japan’s “special defense” one of the cornerstones of the defense policy three principles of arms exports is undoubtedly a stumbling block. Therefore, the need to introduce a new “legal interpretation” and “exceptional circumstances” to bypass this obstacle. Japan continues to maintain an active military expansion, while the United States has tolerated and supported this move under the premise of the three principles of arms exports gradually undermined, and even completely in name only can be foreseen.
Fourth, why you want to modify “Japan-US defense cooperation guidelines”?
Luo Yuan: Japan-US alliance is the Japanese diplomatic relations and national defense strategy pillars, while the defense cooperation guidelines from the basic policy of highly coordinated bilateral cooperation in the military field. From the Japanese point of view, the Japan-US Defense Cooperation Guidelines modifications are due to both the inside and outside. On the one hand, in recent years, the overall strength of the decline in the United States, hoping allies with the United States to maintain global hegemony demand more and more obvious, so the push to return to the Asia-Pacific is characterized by global strategic focus adjustment, and, as for the United States in the region, Japan a “strategic cooperation” together to contain China’s most powerful partner; the other hand, Japan’s attempt to seek political and military power is also growing strongly, with a strong “borrowed boat”, with the strength of the United States in the region to promote and war deterrent force to achieve their strategic objectives big country, attempt to contain China. Based on the above two points, the US’s “return to Asia” strategy as an opportunity to find each other between the US-Japan defense cooperation in the new demands, the two sides to modify aspects of defense cooperation has been “hit it off”, have common interests and considerations .
Fifth, actively cooperate with the United States, “Air Sea Battle,” For what reason?
Luo Yuan: U.S. “Air Sea Battle,” the purpose of maintaining U.S. troops in modern warfare dimensional offensive, comprehensive combat capability of absolute advantage. From the Asia-Pacific region, the United States proposed “Air Sea Battle” concept, the main strategic objective is to curb China and anti-China, which in recent years with Japan’s military defense objectives coincide, therefore, with the United States, “Air and maritime war “with Japan’s military strategy does not conflict with Japan, this strategy of active defense cooperation with the U.S. military can effectively hot pursuit of the world’s most advanced military standards, and strengthen Japan’s air defense, coastal defense capability, strengthen Air Self Defense Force and Maritime SDF armaments and combat capability. This will undoubtedly help Japan to create the “illusion battlefield Perspectives”, will come in Japan, “Southwest defensive line” with the People’s Liberation Army for sea and air combat.

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