On January 9, just before Kishida's visit to the United States, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a U.S. think-tank called the control tower for Japan, was involved in the Chinese military's invasion of Taiwan. The results of the tabletop exercise were released. Putting aside the results of war simulations, the problem is that not only US soldiers, but the entire strength of the Self-Defense Forces will fall within the range of Chinese missiles, and thousands of soldiers will lose their lives. Of course, even in the Tokyo metropolitan area alone, residents living near US military and Self-Defense Force bases, such as Yokota, Atsugi, Yokosuka, Iruma, and Hyakuri, which are densely populated , will suffer enormous damage. Okinawa becomes even more miserable. From 2000 to 2020, CSIS confronted the Japanese government with its recommendations for Japan and the Armitage Report five times, disregarding the Constitution and allowing the Self-Defense Forces to exercise the right to collective self-defense. And the announcement of the results of the tabletop exercise is equivalent to saying, "Japanese, die for the United States this time ." When will the Japanese take to the streets and raise their voices in anger and confront the CSIS recommendations?
Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945. Or May 3, 1947, when the Constitution of Japan came into force. At that time, no one could have imagined what Japan would look like today, once again becoming a military superpower and standing on the front lines of the war with China. Most of the people wished for the permanent establishment of a peaceful nation based on Article 9 of the Constitution, in which they swear unarmed and non-war . However, by 1949, when the social democratic New Dealers of the GHQ Civil Welfare Bureau who had been involved in drafting the draft of the Constitution of Japan were de facto exiled and returned to the United States, the United States policy of ``a non-armed, unarmed nation'' had changed. had already been converted.
The major principle of the US policy toward Japan, which virtually occupied Japan exclusively, is to "never make Japan, together with Germany, a threat again," and this remains unchanged today. Japan's rearmament had been under consideration for more than two years before the establishment of the Self-Defense Forces' predecessor, the Police Reserve Corps, following the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950.
However, by 1949, when the new dealers with social democratic ideas of the GHQ Civil Welfare Bureau who were involved in drafting the draft of the Constitution of Japan were de facto exiled and returned to the United States, the United States decided to transform Japan into an unarmed, non-war nation. The policy was changed.
In 1951, the San Francisco Peace Treaty was signed, and on the same day, the Japan-US Security Treaty and Status of Forces Agreement were signed. The conclusion of the security treaty and the stationing of US troops in Japan were strongly requested by Emperor Showa to Secretary of State John Dulles in strict secrecy for the purpose of preventing communism, and the Japan-US security system became Japan's new national polity. Under this new national identity, the United States has sought to leverage Japan's potential when necessary. From the 1960s to the mid-1990s, while Japan achieved an astonishing economic recovery and became an economic superpower, the power of the United States declined relatively. Along with this, Japan's military "sharing of responsibilities" toward the United States changed dramatically.
This blog has repeatedly pointed out that Article 5 of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty does not in any way guarantee the defense of Japan. It is their interest that the United States protects, and the land of Japan and the people of Japan are theirs. The soft power diplomacy of the United States must be examined with a cold eye. Today's attitude of the United States toward Japan, "to force Japan's national wealth, land, and people to be put on the front lines of the war against China," is the result of the post-occupation policy after the conclusion of the security treaty.
Regarding trends in U.S. policy toward Japan since the period of rapid economic growth, see "Sudden Change in the U.S. Administration and Abe's State Funeral," published in July 2022, and "Japan in the U.S." Political reporting that turns its back on rule and denies defeat Abandoning press freedom and distorting postwar history”
Most importantly, the security treaty continues to be a heavy and strong “yoke of defeat” for Japan. The true intention of the US power center, which calls Japan its "most important ally," is that "Japan is, after all, a potential enemy, bound by security treaties, contained, and not allowed to do whatever it pleases." Here, it is not necessary to quote John Dulles' recollection immediately after the signing of the Security Treaty, ``How did you deal with an unreliable Japan to gain peace of mind?''
Japan is making a big fuss about the Taiwan emergency, but Taiwanese people have never been on board the United States. They are much calmer than the Japanese.
Homare Endo said, "Looking at the results of a poll in Taiwan, many Taiwanese say, 'They perceive that the United States is using Taiwan as a pawn in the struggle for hegemony between the United States and China . I think it would be best to stay away from the war.”…Who would benefit from starting a war? The only one would be the U.S.A. I want another Ukraine!” You are right.
The results of this CSIS desk survey reveal the true intentions of the United States' control of Japan.
"In the Pacific War, you gave your lives for the emperor. Now give your lives for America and the protection of the national polity = Japan-U.S. security system."
In 2022, the RAND Corporation also pointed out that ``the entire Japanese archipelago could become the target of attacks by the Chinese military, and that destructive missile attacks could be carried out. United States and China)
Will voices calling for the withdrawal of the security treaty rise again? The morality of Japanese society is being questioned.