Thursday, December 16, 2010

Japan to Counter China in New Defense Policy

Japan has announced a new defense policy which shifts more emphasis towards countering rising China's military might:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/world/asia/17japan.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12015362

3 comments:

smriti said...

Tactful policy change, it looks like, by the ruling party in Japan. (Interesting to note that

Will S.Korea and Japan be able to reconcile their difference, considering that they are themselves locked in a bitter territorial dispute? The strategic depth that the U.S hopes to achieve seemingly depends on the dynamics of the parties sharing the maritime border with China.

smriti said...

Tactful policy change, it looks like, by the ruling party in Japan. (Interesting to note some section in that ruling party are for very cordial relations with China and in anyway even a slightly confrontational posture)

Will S.Korea and Japan be able to reconcile their difference, considering that they are themselves locked in a bitter territorial dispute? The strategic depth that the U.S hopes to achieve seemingly depends on the dynamics of the parties sharing the maritime border with China.

P.S- Sorry for posting the comment twice, the first one was posted without preview.

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