Response to radar targeting of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship by Chinese naval vessel order viagra

On January 30, it was revealed that a Chinese naval vessel directed its radar, which is used for the firing of weapons, at an escort ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in the East China Sea. Furthermore, it appears that a Chinese naval vessel targeted a helicopter of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force with the same kind of radar in the East China Sea on January 19.

China is accelerating its imperialistic activities, systematically intruding into territorial waters in the area surrounding the Senkaku Islands with its government-owned vessels, and repeatedly intruding into territorial airspace and flying military aircraft close to this airspace. It has also been revealed that General Secretary Xi Jinping has given instructions to the entire Chinese military to prepare for war against Japan. The recent radar targeting incident demonstrates that the Chinese side has already made military conflict with Japan an option. It took the Japanese government approximately one week to make a public announcement regarding the incident, but investigation and analysis is unlikely to have taken that much time, and it thus appears that some type of political maneuvering was involved. Three years ago a similar incident occurred under the administration of the Democratic Party of Japan, and there is information showing that influential pro-China lawmakers inside the Democratic Party of Japan held back the announcement of the incident. We must be aware that it is this very type of response that invites recklessness by China.

As China escalates its acts of provocation in an attempt to assert its illegitimate territorial claims, the Japanese government must do more than just protest. In the recent incident, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force took evasive action in response to being targeted by the radar for several minutes; and while there is no need to give in to China’s senseless provocations, Japan must demonstrate a resolute stance in order to prevent the reoccurrence of such actions. We thus call for Shinzo Abe to state that if there is a reoccurrence, Japan will see this as China’s intending to initiate an attack on the Self-Defense Forces, and thus will not hesitate to take countermeasures.

Japan has conveyed to the international community through every channel the fact that the Senkaku Islands are Japanese territory, and has shown that the assertions and actions of China are illegitimate. As such, in order to protect the Senkaku Islands, we must swiftly develop the legal means to put a stop to illegal intrusions into Japanese territory, both in the air and on the sea, with compelling force.

It is clear that we have become the target of such contemptuous acts because of the Japanese defense policy of “exclusive defense,” or what is called the “Yoshida Doctrine.” As the situation in which Japan finds itself worsens, we must uphold the fundamental principle of a sovereign nation protecting its national territory on its own, and thus promptly revise our security policy. In order to fundamentally strengthen our national defense, it will be necessary to make revisions to the Constitution. Nevertheless, as the Happiness Realization Party has emphasized in the past, an effective response to the “clear and present danger” is to authorize the use of the right to collective self-defense, considered a given under international law, and develop retaliatory capability.

On January 25, General Secretary Xi Jinping stated in talks with the New Komeito party leader, Natsuo Yamaguchi, who was visiting China, that the situation regarding the Senkaku Islands would be “resolved through dialogue and negotiation.” Based on the recent incident, however, it appears that China’s true intention is to continue to initiate military conflicts with a view to seizing the Senkakus. It appears that Prime Minister Abe was in possession of a report on the January 19th radar incident before Yamaguchi went to China. If the announcement regarding the incident was held back in consideration of Yamaguchi’s visit to China, Prime Minister Abe’s policy toward China can only be called inconsistent. Prime Minister Abe’s stance is to give top priority to revitalizing the economy, but if he continues his approach of “playing it safe” in order to fare better in upcoming elections, China will take advantage of Japan and accelerate its invasive actions, leading inevitably to an unforeseen contingency. Since the founding of the Happiness Realization Party, we have consistently highlighted the national crisis that Japan is facing in terms of defense, and thus we strongly call for the administration of Prime Minister Abe to prepare for any contingency with regard to the Senkaku Islands.

Hissho Yanai
Party Leader
Happiness Realization Party