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Diet enacts security laws, marking Japan’s departure from pacifism

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Staff Writers

Following boisterous confrontations in the Diet and more than three days of public protest, the Upper House finally enacted two divisive security laws early Saturday that will mark a significant departure from Japan’s postwar pacifism.

Enacting the contentious laws was one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s long-held ambitions. His goal was to find a way to remove some of the key legal restrictions that the war-renouncing Constitution imposes on the Self-Defense Forces during overseas missions in order to strengthen Japan’s all-important military alliance with the United States.

Given the ruling coalition’s strength in both chambers of the Diet, the opposition camp was essentially powerless to stop him. It was thus reduced to obstructing the voting procedures and tapping public frustration with the legislation in hopes of rallying widespread resistance.

Abe’s team submitted the two bills to the Diet in May. Since then, more than 200 hours have been spent deliberating the legislation.

The Upper House’s final plenary session was called late Friday night as the opposition camp, led by the Democratic Party of Japan, delayed Diet procedures in protest by submitting no-confidence and censure motions against Abe’s Cabinet ministers in both chambers.

According to opinion polls, a majority of the public opposes the legislation and many think the government’s efforts to explain it fell short.

A poll by the daily Asahi Shimbun from Sept. 12 to 13 found that 54 percent of the 1,994 respondents oppose the bills and 29 percent support them.

One of them amends 10 existing security-related laws to lift various SDF restrictions, including Article 9’s long-standing ban on collective self-defense.

The other creates a new permanent law that allows Japan to deploy the SDF overseas to provide logistic support for United Nations-authorized military operations involving a foreign or multinational force.

Lifting the ban on collective self-defense, or the right to defend an ally under armed attack even if Japan itself is not, was long considered banned by war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution. So instead of formally amending the Constitution, which was considered politically unfeasible, Abe simply had the government’s long-standing interpretation of Article 9 altered to allow collective defense.

Abe has argued that the Japan-U.S. alliance would be critically damaged if Tokyo refused to defend the U.S. during operations aimed at protecting Japan.

Under the Japan-U.S. security treaty, the U.S. is obliged to defend Japan in a contingency but Japan does not have to defend the U.S. Instead, Tokyo is obliged to grant Washington routine use of military bases in Japan.

Many voters fear the new laws could see Japan getting dragged into a war involving the U.S., given its traditionally heavy reliance on Washington’s diplomatic and military power.

They also fear the unprecedented move could render the Constitution toothless, since a majority of constitutional scholars believe the new laws violate Article 9.

Many security and diplomacy experts, however, praise the move as a reform, given the growing military might of China and America’s declining presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the new laws, Japan will theoretically be allowed to use collective self-defense to come to the aid of an ally — presumably the United States — under three conditions: if Japan’s “survival” is at stake, there is no alternative, and the use of force is kept to the “minimum necessary.”

The United Nations charter bestows this right to all member countries, including postwar Japan. But no major countries attach such strict conditions to its use, government officials have maintained.

  • Bec

    Japan is still restricted by a lot!! They won’t have any nuclear weapons, won’t have the ability to attack any other country, with a military budget at 1 – 2% a year compared to China double digit military spending. Look at what China is doing and saying about Japan or other countries in the South China Sea! They have an anti-japan propaganda machine constantly pumping out movies, TV shows, plays, and museums against Japan! They are raising an entire generation to hate Japanese! To never forget a small part of history in which Japan itself paid a huge price! All the countries in Asia support a stronger more involved Japan! 70 to 80% have a favorable view of Japan! China will never United Asia! They are too afraid of their own Chinese people rising against the CCP like they once did before! They can’t get along even with Vietnam and North Korea! and they share the same communist ideology! Was at war against the same countries!

    • valheru9

      Your manga and light novel that targets teenager also does the same thing. So you shouldn’t point fingers. Your people also persecuted Korean and Chinese in Japan, is that not bad as well. If you can persecute these people, that shows that you have low tolerant of others as well.

      I am from SEA and we will watch whether you can be peaceful as you said. We don’t trust China but then we suffer once under Japan. We will not want it to happen again.

      • Bec

        There is no comparison buddy!! The anti-japan propaganda is to the extreme in China! They have riots against Japan and they destroy Japanese cars! Businesses! Or even Chinese attacked who were mistaken for Japanese, because of the car they were driving! You’re comparing manga and light novels for teenagers with what’s coming out from the CCP? Your a joke!! 50 cent troll in disguise! Japan would not have changed its constitution if it wasn’t for the aggressive moves and belligerent talk of China! Japan doesn’t even have an offensive arsenal to begin with! China had a anti Japan parade just in the last few weeks proudly displaying all their offensive weapons! That’s the reality that we live in! Not the past of 70 years ago!

      • valheru9

        Err no … Japan and Western analyst says that Japanese weapons are enough to deter China except for the nukes. Even Pentagon and US Navy says China will have hard time fighting Japan.

        No comparison? Propaganda is still propaganda. Is Japan not using propaganda to paint China as the evil one but still trade with them? The mindset is easily shape when a person is still young. To make the matter worse you also antagonized another US ally, South Korea.

        The parade is meant for US since US is building weapons to contain China. After the parade, what did US do? They are raising budget to deter China’s threat and to have leverage to defeat China with the help of Japan.

        When push comes to shove, what do you do? You shove back. Right? Newton’s law. For every action there is equal and opposite reaction.

        You might call me a troll but you are behaving like China and you expect the rest of the world to trust you?

      • Bec

        You are clearly confused and don’t understand what propaganda truly means if you’re comparing manga and light novels to the CCP funded hatred against Japan! They even have anti-japanese museums! Funded TV shows, movies, and products! Nothing in Japan comes close or even rivals that kind of insanity! You say the parade was for the US, yet it was called the victory over Japan! All they had to do was change the name, and many other countries would have attended! Clearly you someone from the South China Sea understand better the mentality of the CCP! Or the hatred against Japanese!

      • valheru9

        It the same method of brainwashing.

        Of course it’s call victory over Japan. But displaying missile that can hit say Guam or Hawaii is directed towards Japan? Are you it’s because of the name. They wouldn’t care less. It because of what China is displaying that the rest of the Western world shun the parade for fear of endorsing China’s military agenda. All the defense analyst including Janes, National Interest, Duowei and normal media such as Washington Post and NY Post has been speculating months ahead of weapons to be displayed during the parade.

        We understand clearly that we are caught in the conflict between two large nation and it does not feel a bit reassuring. Many don’t trust China but the trust of US and Japan’s past action is not so rosy after all.

    • Nick LIU

      LOL
      I am a chinese.
      You don’t know the truth about my country.
      We don’t hate Japanese people. But we are sick of those people in YASUKUNI SHRINE, who invaded China and killed millions of Chinese.
      And we hate Abe, because he visited to the Yasukuni war shrine.
      If you were one of Chinese, how would feel about these things?

      China is developing, but we didn’t start any war to any asian country.
      We wanna keep developing in a safe world.
      If you read news every day, you should know, president Xi just announced reducing militariy in China at the celebration of winning second WW.

      • Bec

        You don’t hate Japanese people but you’re willing to destroy Japanese made cars, businesses, products, or attack other Chinese who buy these products! The anti-japan propaganda coming from China is renowned worldwide! You speak about not knowing the truth but we in Japan know more than you in China! You can’t even look up events about your own country or history! Try searching about the Tiananmen square massacre! Even many details about the revolution are censored! You constantly ask Japan to apologize for what happened in the past, many times not even acknowledging that an apology was given! That Shrine you keep talking about has many Japanese soldiers who fought long before WW2! It’s there to show respect to our young men and women who lost their lives defending Japan!! If it’s not the Shrine it’s the islands that’s the issue! If not the islands then it’s apology for ww2 or not being sincere enough, if not that then is the reparations or comfort women issue! CCP will always find a reason to keep the flame against Japan going! It distracts their own people from the truth!

      • Nick LIU

        Excuse me,
        My vehicle is Lexus ES350.
        I know we have protested Japanese products.
        But the reason is about diaoyu Island, territorial disputes.
        And China is still the biggest importing country for Japan.
        I know there are some Japanese against Chinese products or tourist somehow.
        I studied in USA, I know what you talked about TIANANMEN square massacre. However, maybe you guys did apology for WW2, but why didn’t people remember that? How about more officially?
        Not only Chinese against about visiting the Shrine, all Asian people do. There are might some great soldiers fighting for Japan before WW2, but when the president visit, visiting people including class A war criminal brokes us heart.
        And you keeps doing supposes. I don’t know whether CPP wiil do that? We will see could Abe doing what you said.

      • Bec

        Trade deal works both ways! China benefits as well and look how much anti Japan rhetoric it’s coming out from the CCP! First you talk about the shrine, now you bring up the islands, then you bring up the apology, but you say people don’t remember! All you have to do is Google to find out how many times Japan has apologized! Just this past year the Prime Minister brought it up again including the Prince himself! who also repeated what the Prime Minister have said! Even the families of those Class A criminals have offered an apology of their own!! It’s never enough! China can always demand Japan apologize whenever it feels like it! They can use history as an excuse to get more leverage on Japan! You don’t even have good relations with North Korea who you share a border with and you went to help militarily! A communist country just like Vietnam who you also share a bored with! More countries in Asia are trying to get closer to Japan and America, because of China! 70 to 80% have a favorable view towards Japan compare to 50% for China, and that number will keep going down! You want the world to focus on Japan and its mistakes of the past, but the world is worried about China, and joining hands to protect themselves from a bully!

      • Nick LIU

        I understand what you tried to say. That’s a good communication. The relationship between countries is super complicated. You said we don’t have good relationshs with North Korea, but i think we do.
        Even China and Japan have honeymoon period during 1972-198*. We should keep good relationship as long as Abe stop doing stupid things. He tried fade out the result of WW2. All chinese people love ex-president Murayama. He dare to face to the fact.
        For favorable view you mentioned, I read that news as well. I think people vote this mostly based on the general impression of the visitor.
        My opinion is Japan is well-developed countried. So I admit the general average quality of Japanese higher than Chinese, which left a better impact for Asian people.
        The world is worrying about China. I can feel it everyday. BTW It’s so funny, one day a US people talked to me “China is attacking” in the mall when thundering outside.

        Now the speed of Chinese economy-incresing slow down. So don’t worry. Most Chinese love peace, like those japanese who against new security law.

      • Bec

        If you have good relations with North Korea they would not have nuclear weapons! Their president would have come to attend the parade himself! Putin was there, Park was there! But not North, the country that you lost so many chinese to defend! He even killed his uncle which was close to China!
        Thank you for not being completely blind and being able to see the truth as well! I have been Pro China and pro Asia my whole life! Outside of China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Philippine, Vietnam we are all the same in the Western eyes! They consider all of us Chinese! All the same! The issues with Western countries or bias, we had to deal with them too! You’re just late to the club! CCP needs to trust it’s own people more! Trust neighboring Asian countries more! Be willing to share resources which are hard to extract to begin with and if you have an accident off the coast of Vietnam or Philippine, Chinese image around the world would be even lower than it is now! You want America gone? So do we! It will never happen if you’re aggressive towards your own Asian neighbors! Vietnam, Japan, North Korea should be natural friends and allies considering they all fought to push western influence out of Asia! Japan has tried so many times to have a dialog with China, and the CCP doesn’t even want to talk to us for several years until recently! Don’t make Japan into an enemy!! We have been wanting closer relations for many decades now! Japan doesn’t bash China like westerns do!! We have been on the receiving end for a long time because Japan was the only country in Asia to challenge them economically and militarily like China is doing right now! We need each other in Asia to form an EU model similar to Europeans! That’s how you get rid of American bases and influence!

      • Nick LIU

        Kim jeong-eum never showed up outside of North korea so there is no doubt he won’t attend the parade for me in the before.
        but I like the point that Japan and China should get closer and let American out of Asian.
        And i just feel weird why China Threat Theory getting accept by so many countries. For me I hope peace forever.
        But let’s see.

        Like the conversation.
        Gonna sleep.
        GOOD NIGHT..

        To be continued in future…

      • Dan

        “Didn’t start any war” – doing a damn fine job of starting the next.

      • Nick LIU

        That is your thought but not truth

      • Jay

        “Didn’t start a war,” but what have you done to Tibet? Or to your own people such as the Uyghurs? Your country is reducing military personnel, but only because war no longer requires so many people; it’s all based on technology now. Your recent military parade was a very fine display of pacifism. And what are doing in the South “China” Seas?? You are effectively colonizing, threatening all the smaller countries located there. You have a right to feel resentment about the past, but frankly, it’s hard to see how your country is building a better future.

    • Dan

      “To never forget a small part of history” err?

  • Agent_Koto

    I don’t see this as inherently bad for Japan. In fact, this might be a step toward the eventual removal of US military assets from the country, which I would dare say most Japanese would be in favor of. Japan has the means for force projection, and beyond over arching fears of returning to a militant society (which really, is a non starter unless the people overwhelmingly become in favor of it, which they won’t) there’s really no reason why Japan shouldn’t have a practical military capable of global mobilization. Japan is so desperate to be respected as a part of the global community, well, military strength and contribution is one way of getting there. Maybe not the ideal solution, but in times of economic instability, it’s often the only solution.

    • Edlyn Pell

      That makes no sense. Military “strength” just means you spend millions of taxpayer money on illegal wars. Just what Japan needs. Add that to the cost of the Olympics, the next sales tax rise, the enormous national debt and you’ll have a lot more angry people in the streets. And it won’t be a peaceful protest.

      • Agent_Koto

        Your logic makes no sense. Spending money on the military doesn’t immediately mean said nation is going to engage in illegal conflicts. Unless you’re one of those tin-foil hat wearers who just automatically declare all wars as illegal, that’s just nonsense. And military strength does not mean over inflating taxes. Germany is a perfect example of this. They manage to retain a strong military and maintain the welfare of their people through fair taxation. In fact, most western nations do this, unless you’re going to sit there and tell me the US, Canada, the UK and France have all completely bankrupted their populations through military expenditure. Give your head a shake.

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        Japan is already in the world’s top ten for military expenditure anyway.

    • Paul Johnny Lynn

      I’d question your claim that Japan has force projection, especially in the shape of aircraft carriers, troop carrying ships or aircraft. No doubt this will change now though.

      • Agent_Koto

        Second largest navy in Asia, with three rotary-wing aircraft carriers, sixteen submarines, three landing ships, 30+ destroyers, and an air force with more total aircraft in their inventory than Australia and Canada combined. That my friend is force projection capability. Considering force projection is no longer gauged based purely on troop mobility, I’d say Japan qualifies.

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        Maybe I stand corrected then. In fact I just read Japan now has (or will soon) 22 subs. But I thought the helicopter landing ships were still undergoing sea-trials, and not actually fully in service yet. Either way, having the goods is one thing, having the know-how to use them is still another I’d say, and I feel that is still lacking.

  • wrle

    Whether japan would actually come to military clashes with china or south korea that is probably not likely but the bigger concern would be the impact of having japan getting dragged into international conflicts to support their allies such as the middle east and also increasing the chances of terrorist attacks at home.

  • disqus_Rv1GqOyTeN

    War with China is most unlikely, but war in the middle east is for sure. The War Bill is a good news for the US , bad news for China and a nightmare for the Japanese public when they have to send their sons to fight the US wars in the middle East.

    • rino

      So then I guess US should not have to send their sons against North Korea?

      • Carrasco German

        The only desirable value of North Korea for this military aliance is to be able to attack China from the East border, and its not likely to happen soon as the other person said. US has been doing wars for decade to boast their economy that is what they do, now Japan’s goverment has decided to copy the model. This Abe’s “Utsukushii Nihon”

  • Testerty

    I thought democracy is suppose to prevent this type of shot-gun legislation……

    • Ine Chan

      Well I thought too. That doesn’t make Japan a democracy anymore !

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        It was only ever nominally one. It only needed you to believe it was one.

    • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

      I think you also assumed that ‘democracy’, or at least representative democracy, was about fairness and justice, but ultimately its really only a legalised extortion racket conferring power of attorney upon ‘custodians’ who you are obliged to accept on faith. Majoritivism imposes power. The truth is seldom popular. As a voter, you’d not give power of attorney to a close friend, but you’d give a broad privilege to a stranger. That’s what voting does. I actually support their intent, but not the way the way they are able to ‘win’ on these terms. It doesn’t engage people; it makes people alienated and anxious,

      • Testerty

        So, this undemocratic democracy is suppose to be better than authoritarian system. …ok….right…..

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        Democracy means ‘people participation’ in governance. It is a vague conception. Representative democracy is a system that claims and has secured a legitimacy it does not deserve. Its legalised extortion. If you want justice, there is no guarantee, but anarcho-capitalism with a natural law type framework is your best chance. We have effectively natural (common) law (outside Japan) now that is subordinated to arbitrary statutes. There is legitimatising of ‘the people’, but its an unjustified sanction. No one actually understands the implications. When it comes to politics, I am the 1%, lol.

      • Testerty

        LOL, and it all started with “Four legs good, two legs bad.”

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        Not sure representative democracy has rated as a ‘stable system’, it seems to ‘shoot itself in the foot’ by taking us towards more extreme candidacies. i.e. Hitler and Japanese PM’s were popularly elected. I think I’d make a virtue out of voluntarism….not the ‘nominal’ meaningless choice of voting. That’s what unions do. lol.

    • tisho

      Democracy means majority rule, aka the tyranny of the majority. Constitutional republic is far superior system.

  • Yamiko Otokawa

    Do not give up the fight. Japanese voters can fight the security laws by :
    (1) filing lawsuits in different courts to block the implementation of the security “laws” on the ground they violate the Constitution.

    (2) voting for the opposition parties like Democratic Party of Japan, etc. at the next elections. Make sure the opposition parties have enough votes to block any bills introduced by LDP and Komeito.
    Do not vote for LDP, Komeito or Party for Future Generations ( Shintaro Ishihara who inflamed the Senkaku dispute).

    (3) publicly harassing, heckling, pestering, etc, Diet members of LDP, Komeito, etc, at their speeches, meetings, at work, at home, every public place they go to.

    (4) refusing to serve all Diet members of PM Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito if you operate or work in stores, restaurants, shops, bars, medical clinics, schools, etc.
    Refuse to serve their spouses and children. Make photos, names, etc of them available free to businesses.
    Boycott businesses which serve the LDP and Komeito Diet members and their families.

    (5) staging mass protests “demanding” the resignation of PM Abe, Minister Aso, etc and asking voters to vote against LDP and Komeito.

    • rino

      Yes to 1,2, and 5. 3 just makes one look crude and vulgar. 4 if you own the business, not if you are an employee, that could get you fired. There are proper ways of doing expressing opposition.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        That view is ridiculous. People should vote against a party because they don’t like 1-2 laws, which may or may not have any impact, to support a party that has only one policy, to instill fear in apprehensive people worried about militarism. I don’t support voting, but I’d always vote against scared people. Scared people make the worst decisions.

      • 151E

        Come on, this security law is the very embodiment of fear – fear of China, fear of N Korea, fear of losing favour with the US.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        I don’t think it defines them. It defines certain LDP leaders like Koizumi who is opposed to nuclear power. the left will jump on any fear campaign. China is a threat, and Japan is stronger by being an ally without one arm tied behind its back.

      • Carrasco German

        China is NOT a threat to any country (except Tibet maybe) Japan could implement a diplomatic approach (start apologing for war crimes) and avoid frictions. And of couse people needs to vote to force change. This government approved this legislation without popular support. This party and this law must be removed ASAP.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        If China is a threat to Tibet, then its a threat to any nation where conflict carries no consequences. Remember that their neighbours lose by not placating China. China is destined to invest a lot in countries like the Philippines and Vietnam. Japan has a lot invested in China. There is every reason to expect a backdown over South China Sea, because the South China Sea sits in China’s orbit anyway, and any potential is intangible. That’s why they are doing it. They wouldn’t push if they weren’t prepared to escalate the issue – at least to a higher point. That point is – concession (South China Sea) or nuclear war. They won’t go that far.

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        I agree that China is certainly throwing it’s weight around lately, but an actual combative threat? Do you honestly think they would waste time, resources, and potential embargoes of their highly lucrative overseas trade to attack a country that has nothing of value in the form of plunder?

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        I seriously don’t think they would escalate anything to a nuclear war, but a war with the West, on side with Russia, North Korea? Why not? Its not a question of whether its ‘good for China’. No war is good for a nation, but on some level it serves those in power, whether it preserves their power or allows them to stash away a great deal of loot in the midst of an emergency. I don’t think political discourse has been elevated over the last 50 years, so yeah I think war is possible.

      • Paul Johnny Lynn

        I don’t deny that China may very well end up in a war with SOMEone, but I honestly don’t think they’d bother attacking the Japanese mainland, for the reasons I mentioned. Outlying islands and marine areas however might be a different proposition.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        No, I don’t think they’d attack the mainland because I don’t think Japan would attack the mainland. But I think both parties would fight over their maritime territory. So I agree.

  • Faramith Grey

    Hope this will lead to the Removal of US bases bot nothing more.(No wars, only base removal.)

  • http://sunsetreflector.blogspot.com ObscenelyGreat

    China and Russia will just watch what the little ring of fire country does and retaliate if necessary.

  • Jay

    The Japanese people have only themselves to blame. So many people do not vote in this country, and those that do elected this government. Now if you want change, do something about it. Get out there and vote! Vote Abe and his right-wing mob out of power.

    • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

      It wouldn’t matter if they did vote. The idea that ‘voting’ would make the difference is a joke. A vote is not an argument; its a symbolic gesture that stands on the illegitimate proposition that ‘might makes right’.

      • Jay

        Disagree. If the 40% who don’t vote got out there and elected a different party, perhaps laws such as this would not get enacted. Might makes right sounds like the LDP line; majority will sounds more like legitimate democracy.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        Vote for a party on ‘1 issue’ related to a contingency that could happen under any Japanese party….and seemingly ignore the thousand other issues for which the DPJ has no good policy. There are 100 different ways to derive a rationalisation for a war. The govt need only fabricate an attack on a Japanese ship. Might makes right is the position of anyone who votes, and all parties. I don’t vote. I engage minds. I don’t hide behind an unaccountable vote.

      • Firas Kraïem

        And the LDP has good policy on… what, exactly?

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        If you have gripes, maybe you could identify them. Otherwise I’d be looking under every rock.

      • J.P. Bunny

        Getting out and voting does matter. The LDP was ousted from power for a while years ago because people got out and voted. The reason Delicate Hawk Abe and his ilk stay in power is because people can’t be bothered to take the trouble to vote. Of course, this suits Abe just fine.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        It only matters insofar as the voter supports/sanctions extortion. That’s all they want you for. Having ‘taught’ the LDP a lesson, they got worse govt, and there is no reason to believe any govt, Japanese or otherwise, is better for voting. Its not even a competitive regime. They get paid to be there. Being in govt is gravy.

  • timefox

    Security bill was decided in the Upper House .

    By this bill , Japan and Southeast Asia of peace is now more rock-solid .

    After the war 70 years , China has provoked Japan and Southeast Asian countries , it was even aggression .

    In addition , China has held a military parade . And , China has threatened Japan and Southeast Asia and the world .
    Horrible aggressor country is in the world.
    By security bill , Japan together with the Southeast Asian countries and the United States , now confront the invaders .
    If Southeast Asia is invaded by China , Japan and the United States we will fight together .
    If Japan is invaded by China , Southeast Asia and the United States will fight together .
    Everyone of peace we protect everyone .

    From now , we hope that the specific code of conduct is made in preparation for the invasion .

    Safety by security bill , for the countries (like China) that invaded the neighboring countries,
    it will be able to counterattack damage countries unite .
    Therefore , China will be pleasure without invading Japan and Southeast Asia .
    In addition , because the affected countries can share the army to each other , also eliminates the need to compensate for the forces that were missing by forcibly conscripted civilians .
    In other words , conscription of opposition has delusions became more unrealistic .

    Opponents were distorting the security bill . Opponents had called the war bill the security bill .
    Security bill is a mechanism to make it difficult launch a war to Japan .
    However , opponents were distorting the facts and Japan comes to make the war in the security bill .
    And they tried to spread the fake was content to the world .

    We will not forget the despicable behavior of the opponents .

    Let’s protect everyone from the safety of the Chinese invasion of the high seas , such as the East China Sea and the South China Sea in the security bill .
    By protecting all of the sea in all , it our peace is maintained .

    In The trouble is this security bill , and the country that you are trying to invade Japan and Southeast Asia ,
    Only countries that have instructed the country that plotting the invasion .

    Not only protect their peace , what prevent countries the invasion of Japan and the countries that share the values ​​and Japanese allies ,
    Either would have a real peaceful nation.

    • valheru9

      Please stop your war-mongering. You are either from Philippines, Vietnam or Japan. Judging from your comments you are most likely a Japanese.

      Japan relationship with South East Asia is just only “starting”. The question is why only now? Why not earlier?

      Speak for yourself when you want to defend Japan in any conflict. Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and Myanmar has problem of our own. If you are so rich then, please go and do it yourself. Don’t drag the rest of us into your war.

      The jury is still out. We shall wait and see whether you are peaceful or not. We suffer once under you. We will not want it to happened again.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        I don’t think there are any samurai around these days. Spend some time in Japan, and people seem to get offended by having an opinion. Maybe you can’t relate.

      • valheru9

        I don’t think that being caught up in the war of others if beneficial to us.

        He can have his opinion. But try doing it without involving other nations.
        It irks me for him to say that Southeast Asia is supporting their agenda. We already have our plate full with corruption and autocracy that no one seems to bother and they still wants us to fight their war.

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        Who is ‘we’?

      • valheru9

        Southeast Asians …..

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ Andrew Sheldon

        Wars are only beneficial to politicians and the manufacturers that supply them. The problem is that getting two politicians to resolve an issue is like having a conversation between two drunks.

      • valheru9

        That I would have to agree.

    • timefox

      Please see the fact that China provokes Japan and invades Japan in 2015.

      2015/1/5: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/9: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/9: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/10: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/16: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/20: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/23: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/24: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/25: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/26: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/27: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/1/27: 2 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/2: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/6: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/6: 2 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/7: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/10: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/11: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/12: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/13: 6 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/14: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/16: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/18: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/20: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/21: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/22: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/23: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/24: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/25: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/26: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/27: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/27: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/2/28: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/6: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/7: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/8: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/11: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/12: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/13: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/14: 6 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/16: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/16: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/18: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/19: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/20: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/21: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/22: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/22: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/28: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/29: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/30: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/30: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/3/31: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/1: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/5: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/9: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/10: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/11: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/12: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/13: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/14: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/16: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/18: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/22: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/23: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/24: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/25: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/26: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/27: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/28: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/29: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/30: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/4/30: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/1: 5 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/2: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/5: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/6: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/7: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/8: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/9: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/10: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/14: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/15: 5 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/16: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/18: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/20: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/21: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/22: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/23: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/24: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/25: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/26: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/27: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/5/28: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area i
      2015/6/1: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/5: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/6: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/7: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/8: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/9: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/10: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/11: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/12: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/13: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/14: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/16: 6 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/18: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/20: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/21: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/22: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/23: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/24: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/25: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/6/26: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area
      2015/7/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/5: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/6: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/18: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/20: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/24: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/24: 2 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/25: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/26: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/27: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/28: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/29: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/29: 2 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/30: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/7/31: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/1: 5 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/2: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/2: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/5: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/13: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/14: 2 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/15: 4 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/16: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/18: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/19: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/26: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/26: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/27: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/28: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/29: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/30: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/8/31: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/1: 6 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/2: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/3: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/4: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/5: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/6: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/7: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/7: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/8: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/9: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/10: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/10: 3 ships of a Chinese government invaded territorial waters in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/11: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/12: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/13: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/14: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/15: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/16: 6 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.
      2015/9/17: 3 ships of a Chinese government entered a connection water area in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto.

    • timefox

      The scramble number of times to the Chinese government belonging airplane is as follows.

      Fiscal year 2011: 156 times (from April, 2011 to March, 2012)
      Fiscal year 2012: 306 times (from April, 2012 to March, 2013)
      Fiscal year 2013: 415 times (from April, 2013 to March, 2014)
      Fiscal year 2014: 464 times (from April, 2014 to March, 2015)
      Fiscal year 2015: 114 times (from April, 2015 to June)

      Fixed-wing aircraft of Chinese state National Ocean Service belonging (Y-12) invaded territorial airspace in Japan territory Senkaku-shoto for the first time as a Chinese government belonging airplane.
      After that, like, a close flight to Japan territory Senkaku-shoto territorial airspace of fixed-wing aircraft continues.It’s checked total of 13 times.

    • timefox

      The history of a Chinese advance in the South China Sea is as follows.

      1950 ‘s: The French troops withdrew from Indochina.
      1950 ‘s: China occupied half of Paracel Islands.
      1973: U.S. forces withdrew from south Vietnam.
      1974: China occupied whole Paracel Islands.
      1980 ‘s: The scale of the Soviet troops in south Vietnam was reduced.
      1980 ‘s: China went into Spratly Islands.
      1988: China occupied 6 island in Spratly Island.
      1992: U.S. forces withdrew from the Philippines.
      1995: China occupied Miscief Reef.
      2000 ‘s: China went into the south in the South China Sea.
      2012: China ruled Scarborough Schoal actually.
      After 2014: China conducts large-scale reclamation in Spratly Islands, and military affairs install available equipment.
      The island China is filling up with the earth is as follows.

      Johson South Reef, Hughes Reef, Cuarteron Reef, Gaven Reefs, Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef, Mischief Reef.

      A coral reef isn’t an island, so a territory, territorial airspace and territorial waters don’t occur.
      But a Chinese government insists on a coral reef with a Chinese territory in recent years.
      I’m going to plunder the world as well as Japan and the Southeast Asian nations of freedom in high seas and the official sky.

  • Stephen Kent

    Oh, well. I suppose this was inevitable really, given the majority the LDP holds in both houses. Personally I wish something had happened to stop the bills getting through as, while I understand some of the arguments their proponents make, this has come after a series of other worrying developments: revision of textbooks, increasing denial of events that took place in WWII, the introduction of a fairly shady secrecy law, and a slump press freedom ranking.

    Also, isn’t one of the “conditions” for use of force not even a condition at all? The third one about the minimum use of force seems to be a policy statement, meaning there are only really two conditions that need to be fulfilled for the use of force to be deemed legitimate (and even then the criteria are vague, I mean when was the last time a major country didn’t ‘survive’?).

    I guess what I’d like to see now is some kind of people to people trust building. With record numbers of Chinese tourists coming to Japan, it might be possible to engage in some kind of discussion with them to demonstrate that people in Japan aren’t exactly the warmongers that CCP propaganda tries to present them as. Obviously it would be difficult to go to China and do the same kind of thing due to the heavy restrictions on political activities, but I think citizen level action is going to be required long-term as tensions will only get worse if everything is left to the LDP and CCP to sort out.

  • boonteetan

    Hawkish, obstinate and arrogant Abe is playing with fire, oblivious to his people’s protest against the security bill. Intoxicated and blinded by power, he will only wake up one day when he is burnt by the fire he created. Just wait.

  • Anil Samal

    Japan is a slave of USA after WWII.
    US protect, support these slave in many ways.
    Now it want these slave to die too. The effect of this decision will visible in 5 to 10 years.

  • Jackson

    The only thing left to do is push for nuclear waste to be stored in Yamaguchi Prefecture–and a reactor to be created in Minato and Chiyoda ward, perhaps between Kasumigaseki and Hibiya Park.

    It`s a losing cause, since direct political action isn`t exactly a tradtion–and the numerous scenarios and thinking is applied from foreign ideals…there`s many ways to look at this issue, but the main thing is that Shinzo Abe and `Liberal` Democratic Party will now have their last banzai in blowing through trillions of yen in taxpayer money to destroy the country, once and for all.

    Seven decades is all it took to unlearn all the lessons of war and experiencing the atomic bomb.

    Good job.

  • The Professor

    Fantastic. This debate provides an excellent weapon of mass distraction from other important social issues.

  • tisho

    This is about weapon sells, another revenue source.

  • Potthai Lang

    Most useless country in the world with most number of cowards.

    Lost in WWII after ate 2 American atom bombs. And became USA’s guarding dog in Asia.

    On top of that, losing kuril islands ( 4 island ) to the Russia. Very very useless people. Still can’t get them back after more than 70 years.

    Luckily I am not Japanese or I will have to perform ‘ harakiri ‘ so I don’t bring shames to my ancestors.

  • CLJF

    Gotta say that Bec et al’s comments reflect reality far more than Nick Liu et al. Abe never would have been able to achieve this without continual Chinese provocation and aggression. China brought this on themselves and have no right to complain about it.