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Post time 2013-2-22 19:37:00 |Display all floors
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on Thursday for a four-day visit to the United States, which has attracted extensive attention. The United States has dominated Japan-U.S. relations since the end of the Second World War, and it seems impossible for Japan to influence and even dominate their bilateral relations. However, Japan has indeed done the unthinkable sometimes, especially when it comes to China.

First, Japan has won the support of the United States by catering to its so-called common values. Japanese leaders have reiterated at Japan-U.S. summits that the two countries “have common interests and values,” in order to influence the United States spiritually. After staging the September 18 Incident in 1931, Japan claimed that its presence in Manchuria could prevent the region from falling under Soviet control, and beguiled the Hoover administration into adopting a policy of appeasement. If Japanese leaders take China as a strategic rival, it is likely to gain U.S. support again through “values diplomacy.”

Second, Japan has influenced U.S. policies by misleading influential U.S. researchers on critical facts. A typical example is a grossly misleading report released by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1996 that said, “On Jan. 14, 1895, the Emperor of Japan issued an edict that the Senkaku Islands belong to Japan.” In fact, there was not such an edict. The Japanese government led by Prime Minister Ito Hirobumi secretly usurped the Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China, on Jan. 14, 1895 after winning the First Sino-Japanese War. It was a shame that U.S. experts were misled by Japan.   

Third, Japan has frequently used the San Francisco Peace Treaty and Japan-U.S. Security Treaty to its advantage. Under Article 3 of the San Francisco Peace Treaty, “Japan will concur in any proposal of the United States to the United Nations to place Nansei Islands south of 29 degrees north latitude….under its trusteeship system, with the United States being the sole administering authority.” The islands under U.S. trusteeship do not include the Diaoyu Islands, but Japan insists the opposite is true. While stressing that there is no dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, Japan has asked the United States to protect it if attacked, showing its great influence over U.S. policies.

Fourth, Japan may take advantage of the current tense situation to make the Diaoyu Islands issue dominate the agenda of the Japan-U.S. summit. If Japan can mislead U.S. President Barack Obama to say that the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty applies to the Diaoyu Islands issue, it will be able to play the U.S. card against China, and create a new obstacle to China-U.S. relations. We will just have to wait and see whether the United States will be misled by Japan again.

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Post time 2013-2-22 21:05:14 |Display all floors
I think the US would want Japan to negoiate a solution

Involving the US will sour Chine US relations
The US will need China sometime latter to work together
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Post time 2013-2-23 09:20:26 |Display all floors
The US knows better than to let Japan run wild.
The US and Japan can not go without China's market.
China is not the old nation one century ago.
Interests are their common ground.
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."

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Post time 2013-2-23 12:28:48 |Display all floors
This post was edited by lioncitytemasek at 2013-2-23 12:31

At the moment, it seems no one is willing to risk a military confrontation.  Politics will soon come to a dead end : Japan will hold on to China's Diaoyu island and the US will tacitly approve. The aim of the US is to encourage little boys in the region to challenge China. This card suits the US perfectly . China is gauging the US position in the hope of a change of heart and this is fast becoming wishful thinking.

So how to break the deadlock?

In order to avoid war, one must be prepared for war. China needs a military capability that outguns that of the US 5 to 1. If that is achieved, the Diaoyu island will be handed back to China, if not willingly then by force. Question is how long is that going to take? Well, the west used to scorn at China's  space program until they witnessed what they were hoping never to witness. The world was astounded when China dethroned Japan as the world's second largest economy much earlier than expected. So there are many surprised installed in the not too distant future. China must increase its military power just like the way the economy grew. That way, when China speaks no dogs bark.
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far.

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Post time 2013-2-24 21:15:00 |Display all floors
gooddog Post time: 2013-2-24 09:14
China will be bullied by US until China build a stronger military power that can defend  ...

Correct! China must spend a lot on defense! It's an insurance in today's dangerous world.
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far.

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Post time 2013-2-24 21:24:11 |Display all floors
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