Japan is upping the ante over the disputed Senkaku islands in the Pacific and has decided to station 500 Ground Self-Defense Forces on the islands to “protect” them I guess. Although I don’t anticipate a shooting war between Japan and China, I do suspect this is being used as the pretext by Japan under Anglo-American rule and subservience (central banking control), to continue Japan’s military build-up and export of munitions and weapons manufactured in Japan. It wasn’t until Tokyo’s ultra-nationalist ex-mayor Shintaro Ishihara, returned from Washington DC in 2012 where he attended a seminar at the Heritage Foundation (Anglo-American think tank based on conservative ideas and ideology; yuck) that Japan suddenly started getting uppity with China over the Senkaku Islands. Prior to this, there was no real dispute over these islands between China and Japan. This aggravated difference over control of these islands is being used as the pretext for Japan to rearm and restructure its constitution (written by wealthy industrial elites in any country) for military buildup. There are some observers who have written suggesting Japan has more territorial claim over these islands than China. A threat needs to be created before the Japanese population will accept such seemingly aggressive and militaristic changes going on within Japan’s bureaucracies, military and powerful trading houses (Sogo shosha 総合商社) on steroids like Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Sumitomo, three of Japan’s largest trading houses.
The following article appeared at the Al Jazeera website and this news company is a propaganda arm of the BBC into the Middle East. In fact, when Al Jazeera started up some years ago financed by Qatar and located in Qatar, roughly 250 journalists from the BBC went over to Al Jazeera. When these journalists moved to Al Jazeera from BBC, one German reporter defected from Al Jazeera shortly after his move saying: “Al Jazeera was basically the Muslim Brotherhood.”
This news appeared
Japan to deploy troops near East China Sea islands
Nearly 500 ground troops will be stationed on a southern island as tension mounts with China over disputed territory.
November 26, 2015
Japan is planning to deploy about 500 ground troops on a southern island as territorial disputes with China continue to escalate.
Vice Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya was in Ishigaki on Thursday to explain to Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama a plan to deploy the soldiers on the island beginning in 2019.
Ishigaki has jurisdiction over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyu islands. Japan has stepped up defence readiness with the Chinese military build-up and its aggressive patrols near the disputed islands.
Beijing insists it has sovereign rights to nearly all of the East China Sea and the South China Sea, a strategic waterway through which about one-third of all the world’s traded oil passes.
The disputed waters – also claimed in part or in whole by Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Brunei – have also become the stage for a tussle for regional dominance between Beijing and Washington, the world’s two largest economic and military powers.