Why Japan is spending a lot of money on armament?




 
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Boots
 
June 9th, 2005  
jiehunzheng
 

Topic: Why Japan is spending a lot of money on armament?


I am just analyzing several facts and don't mean to be aggressive to evrey single person or country. So do not draw your conclusion before my words are read.

Japan is born to be invasive. Why?

Japan is an economically great county holding a handful land with almost no resources. Japan will not last long if it is confined in such a few small islands. Lacking of resources is the forever disease of Japan and will finally kill it.

In other words, Japan is just like a defective child living a hard life. Its neighbors are always ready and pleased to help it. But Japan have been thinking it is not enough which is the motive of hundreds of years of invasion to its neighbors. Japan just wanna be the owner of the world, and it have already had a try more than 60 years ago.

60 years ago, the righteous people had taught Japan a lesson. But it is now one of the greatest power of the world with the help of USA under the policy of restraining several "potential enemy". My English is poor, so in order to make me understood I have to put it this way: Japan is a hound of USA. But now Japan is a superpower capable of withstanding its old master. So Japan want to be independent from the mutual using of each other with USA.

Now USA is happily allowing Japan to sharpen its biting teeth and cumbering with USA's "potential enemies". But over time, does USA can maintain its capability of controlling this animal?

Beware, Japan actually never treat USA like a master but something useful. Another fact that we have to recognize is that Japan have buried its enmity for 60 years (fixed by USA in WW II and tasted the most tasty nuclear sun-side up for 2 times, what a enjoyment!!!), and can't help it now - that is the purpose of Japan's throwing big money on weapons!.
June 9th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
This will just end up as a war of words and abuse. Probably not the best topic (or approach to it) either.
June 9th, 2005  
jiehunzheng
 
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Originally Posted by AussieNick
This will just end up as a war of words and abuse. Probably not the best topic (or approach to it) either.
I did not mean to hurt anynoe's feeling (including Japnese). And if I did, I apologize. I just can't find any other words to describe the situation.
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June 9th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Be very careful when discussing this issue.

From what I remembered, Donald Rumsfeld questioned and highly critisized China's Military Spending which might have exposed some of the US's intentions of dealing with China on several agendas such as the Currency Revaluation of the RMB, Strategic Issues in East Asia, and the Taiwan Crisis.

I certainly agree that Japan have been highly agressive with its neigbhors after PM Koizumi have entered service. Under his leadership, relations with Asian neighbors suffered greatly. For example, Just recently there was a high sea standoff between South Korea and Japan over a South Korean fishing boat and this is not the only event that caused friction between S. Korea and Japan. Japan have also declined China's Offer for a cooperative Oil Exploration project in a disputed region in the East China Sea where Japan claims it as a so-called "Economic Zone" for Japan.
June 9th, 2005  
jiehunzheng
 
60 years has past, I think we should commemorate our victory, this is not only to remember the people died from WW II, but also a reminder (the past has past, we should fix our eyes on future - this is the purpose of my posting) to all of the countries of the world not to follow the behavior of Japan, Germany and Italy in WW II.

By "invasive" I do not describe Japan as morally bad country.
Japan is lack of natural resources, so it has to find a way of living.

There only 2 ways for Japan to choose:
1. To maintain good relationships with all countries especially its neighbors in case of bad things to happen, such as the sinking of Japan islands described in a Japanese movie (in the movie, the survivors was took in by Japan's neighboring countries).
2. To invade into other countries.

But Japan has chosen the second option (Japan is invading 1 island of China and 1 island of Korea for the purpose of solving its problem of resources).

In the perspective of Japan, to choose to invade is a way of make a living, and this is why I said "I do not describe Japan as morally bad country".

In the perspective the invaded, Japan's behavior is evil.
June 9th, 2005  
jiehunzheng
 
Another fact we should pay attention to is why Germany apologized honestly for its improper behavior in WW II and being praised by the world while Japan did not?

The answer is: because invading is one of the option of make a living of Japan.

So if Japan apologize, it is equal to giving up one hope of surviving.
June 9th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
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Originally Posted by jiehunzheng
Another fact we should pay attention to is why Germany apologized honestly for its improper behavior in WW II and being praised by the world while Japan did not?

The answer is: because invading is one of the option of make a living of Japan.

So if Japan apologize, it is equal to giving up one hope of surviving.
I certainly don't agree. The way for Japan to survive is by trading. That is the most logical and peaceful way of maintaining a large society.
June 9th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
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Originally Posted by AussieNick
This will just end up as a war of words and abuse. Probably not the best topic (or approach to it) either.
Oh no, that first post was very abusive, this is just a bad thread.
June 9th, 2005  
jiehunzheng
 
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Originally Posted by Cabal
Quote:
Originally Posted by jiehunzheng
Another fact we should pay attention to is why Germany apologized honestly for its improper behavior in WW II and being praised by the world while Japan did not?

The answer is: because invading is one of the option of make a living of Japan.

So if Japan apologize, it is equal to giving up one hope of surviving.
I certainly don't agree. The way for Japan to survive is by trading. That is the most logical and peaceful way of maintaining a large society.
Hi, friend.
I have to explain my argumentation further. Yes, I agree, Japan can use its products to exchange resources. But this is hard way of living for it. Resources come first, how come products if there is no resource.

And you can think of the situation of USA. USA has plenty of resources and excellent products, but why it put its finger into Middle East? - to own insufficient or no resources is a really bad feeling.

To exchange things you want is no good feeling than to own them - especially when you are a superpower - like USA and Japan.

to exchange is a stupid and slow idea (Japanese are always saying they are quick tempered) than to own when you are a superpower.
June 9th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
The People's Republic of China is the world's second largest Carbon Emission producer and has the second largest oil consumption rate right below the United States. By looking at China's current search for energy throughout the world, it is clear that China's own resources cannot sustain itself any longer.
By using your mentality, you think it is necessary for China to invade and occupy other nations to fuel its growing economy???