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Earlier this month, foreign and defence secretaries from the United Kingdom and Japan came together to discuss their respective countries’ geostrategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Drawing off their Joint Statement from 2017, the four ministers reiterated that “Japan and the UK are each other’s closest security partners in Asia and Europe respectively, with shared values and common strategic interests”. This relationship has grown so close that some analysts have described it as a ‘quasi-alliance’ or have drawn parallels with the Anglo-Japanese alliance of the early twentieth century.
It should therefore come as no surprise that the ministers discussed the upcoming deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carrier, to the Indo-Pacific — a tour that is due to get underway later this year. They agreed that the British carrier strike group would undertake naval drills with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, one of Asia’s largest and most powerful navies, as it reaches the Japanese home islands.
The United Kingdom tilts toward the Indo-Pacific
They also, no-doubt, discussed the contents of Britain’s much-anticipated Integrated [Strategic] Review, which is due to be published in March. As Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary told a hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Commons in October last year, the Integrated Review is likely to accelerate what is being described in London as Britain’s ‘tilt’ towards the Indo-Pacific.
For Japan, drawing Britain, a global power, into the region provides an additional layer of security above and beyond that provided by the United States. Although the UK may not be the superpower it once was, the Royal Navy still has assets that only the US Navy can match.
For some months, newspaper headlines have implied that HMS Queen Elizabeth’s foray into the Indo-Pacific region is an exceptional development. If truth be told, however, the UK has long been an Indo-Pacific power. Although Britain pivoted away from the region during the Cold War to focus more on the Euro-Atlantic area to contain the Soviet Union, it nonetheless retained a sizable Indo-Pacific presence. In part, it used this to underpin the Five Power Defence Arrangements with Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Britain’s presence is manifested through a ‘geostrategic array’ of military and logistical facilities, including those located on British overseas territories, as well as those hosted by foreign governments. Stretching from the Sovereign Bases on Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean through to the Gulf, this array also includes the vast UK-US facilities on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Sembawang wharf in Singapore and a Jungle Training Centre in Brunei, as well as recruitment stations for the Ghurkas in Nepal.
This array is not a motley collection of imperial relics, but a dynamic and changing set of facilities, continually adapting to new needs and requirements. Recent additions include upgrades to the British naval station in Bahrain and the opening of a so-called ‘logistics hub’ in Duqm, Oman, which will enable the Royal Navy to service its largest vessels, including the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
Indeed, so broad is this presence that the UK could lay claim to being the Indo-Pacific’s leading external power. After all, courtesy of its Pacific coast, Hawaii, and other territories, the US is actually located in the Indo-Pacific, in a way that Britain, despite its overseas territories in the Indian and Pacific oceans, is not. That the UK has geostrategic reach into the Indo-Pacific has surely not been lost on Japan, which remains dependent on the Middle East for over three-quarters of its oil imports.
The deepening UK-Japan relationship
The rise of China has given the UK-Japan partnership a renewed purpose. China’s dramatic military build-up in the South China Sea and Belt and Road Initiative together threaten Japan insofar as Beijing would be placed at the centre of a new Asian order, with its hand firmly around the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca. Like Vietnam, Japan was pleased in August 2018 when the Royal Navy became the only navy other than the US Navy to directly challenge China’s illegitimate maritime claims in the South China Sea with a maritime manoeuvre resembling what the Americans would call a ‘Freedom of Navigation Operation’.
Likewise, closer relations with Japan make sense for Britain, particularly as relations between London and Beijing have continued to sour over China’s mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis, its crack-down on Hong Kong, the incarceration of Uyghurs in concentration camps, and Chinese ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy against smaller Indo-Pacific countries.
At the same time, both the UK and Japan have been committed to deeper relations for over a decade, irrespective of China. They accelerated as Britain and China looked to a ‘golden era’ of relations. In 2012, London and Tokyo agreed to cooperate on military procurement, a first for Japan insofar as it had reserved such cooperation (previously banned under Japan’s constitution) exclusively to the United States. From 2016 cooperation deepened, as Royal Air Force Typhoons visited Japan, Royal Navy warships exercised with Japanese vessels in the Indian Ocean, and the British Army trained with the Self-Defence Force on the Japanese home islands.
Last year, London and Tokyo struck a Free Trade Agreement, which both agreed would act as a precursor to British membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP). This follows a deeper British economic shift after Brexit as UK officials have sought to develop additional trade pacts with India, Australia, and a host of other regional countries, while also seeking ‘dialogue partner’ status with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
A willingness to do what’s necessary
Closer relations between Japan and the UK therefore continue to make sense. London understands that if Britain is to prosper in the twenty-first century, the Indo-Pacific, as the engine for the global economy, will be central to its success. For Japan, drawing Britain, a global power, into the region provides an additional layer of security above and beyond that provided by the United States. Although the UK may not be the superpower it once was, the Royal Navy still has assets that only the US Navy can match. With its recent defence boost, Britain has signalled that it will do what is necessary to uphold a free and open international system — the very order that has enabled Japan to prosper.
So, as Britain ‘tilts’ further towards the Indo-Pacific in the years ahead, Tokyo will likely find in London a willing partner. But strengthened cooperation will also depend on Japan’s acceptance of British efforts to build a more durable Indo-Pacific order. Without attempts to align those whose interests are to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific, the revisionists will inevitably prevail. Despite her size and firepower, HMS Queen Elizabeth and her strike group will not alone deter threats to the peace, but only as part of a broader and deeper effort. Straddling either side of Eurasia, Britain and Japan, in cooperation with the US, India and Australia, are well placed to deter revisionists.



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Beware. White supremacists hatre for asian has no limit. They will killed anything that is non white even u japanese and not Chinese...

 

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Beware. White supremacists hatre for asian has no limit. They will killed anything that is non white even u japanese and not Chinese...

This is what the allied forces did to japan

American soldier standing on dead bodies of Japanese soldiers
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Explosions seen in Kyushu city after heavy bombardment
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Toyama burning in fire of Napalm bombs
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Tokyo razed to the ground
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Tokyo citizens burned alive
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Japanese citizen after nuclear explosion
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And so on.
 

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This is what the allied forces did to japan

American soldier standing on dead bodies of Japanese soldiers
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Explosions seen in Kyushu city after heavy bombardment
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Toyama burning in fire of Napalm bombs
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Tokyo razed to the ground
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Tokyo citizens burned alive
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Japanese citizen after nuclear explosion
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And so on.
Are you'll any better? China inherited western will of Japan being the evil war criminal nation to ascertain its ascend to the reign and be part of the victorious 5,it inherited white exception propaganda invented to divert blame from all those atrocities against citizen,against the backdrop of lack of Japanese war crime against civilians. The government literally dug up old kmt x white imperialist orchestrated nanjing propaganda and incessantly tried to antagonize Japan taking advantage of its lack of military buildup.
 

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I am sure the Brits agreed.

Before we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell.
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Are the Japanese smart enough not to side with those who want Japanese gone.?.
 

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This is what the allied forces did to japan

American soldier standing on dead bodies of Japanese soldiers
View attachment 722256

Explosions seen in Kyushu city after heavy bombardment
View attachment 722257

Toyama burning in fire of Napalm bombs
View attachment 722258

Tokyo razed to the ground
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Tokyo citizens burned alive
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Japanese citizen after nuclear explosion
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And so on.
The day may come that the US questions why they bothered saving that ungrateful mainland China.
Beware. White supremacists hatre for asian has no limit. They will killed anything that is non white even u japanese and not Chinese...

The bulk of anti-Japan posts on these boards are not coming from US, UK, etc. Its coming from lying Pro-CCP posters. So your claim of "white supremicists" carries no weight here. There's a discussion to be had between US and Japanese history to find less biased understanding of past history, but nothing that envolves lying Pro-CCP trolls. As far as I'm concerned with the conduct of the Pro-CCP trolls on these boards, the US will continue to be welcomed in the region.
 

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UK AND JAPAN CONSOLIDATE THEIR TIES IN THE INDO-PACIFIC
WRITTEN BY JAMES ROGERS
4 March 2021
Earlier this month, foreign and defence secretaries from the United Kingdom and Japan came together to discuss their respective countries’ geostrategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Drawing off their Joint Statement from 2017, the four ministers reiterated that “Japan and the UK are each other’s closest security partners in Asia and Europe respectively, with shared values and common strategic interests”. This relationship has grown so close that some analysts have described it as a ‘quasi-alliance’ or have drawn parallels with the Anglo-Japanese alliance of the early twentieth century.
It should therefore come as no surprise that the ministers discussed the upcoming deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carrier, to the Indo-Pacific — a tour that is due to get underway later this year. They agreed that the British carrier strike group would undertake naval drills with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force, one of Asia’s largest and most powerful navies, as it reaches the Japanese home islands.
The United Kingdom tilts toward the Indo-Pacific
They also, no-doubt, discussed the contents of Britain’s much-anticipated Integrated [Strategic] Review, which is due to be published in March. As Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary told a hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Commons in October last year, the Integrated Review is likely to accelerate what is being described in London as Britain’s ‘tilt’ towards the Indo-Pacific.

For some months, newspaper headlines have implied that HMS Queen Elizabeth’s foray into the Indo-Pacific region is an exceptional development. If truth be told, however, the UK has long been an Indo-Pacific power. Although Britain pivoted away from the region during the Cold War to focus more on the Euro-Atlantic area to contain the Soviet Union, it nonetheless retained a sizable Indo-Pacific presence. In part, it used this to underpin the Five Power Defence Arrangements with Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Britain’s presence is manifested through a ‘geostrategic array’ of military and logistical facilities, including those located on British overseas territories, as well as those hosted by foreign governments. Stretching from the Sovereign Bases on Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean through to the Gulf, this array also includes the vast UK-US facilities on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Sembawang wharf in Singapore and a Jungle Training Centre in Brunei, as well as recruitment stations for the Ghurkas in Nepal.
This array is not a motley collection of imperial relics, but a dynamic and changing set of facilities, continually adapting to new needs and requirements. Recent additions include upgrades to the British naval station in Bahrain and the opening of a so-called ‘logistics hub’ in Duqm, Oman, which will enable the Royal Navy to service its largest vessels, including the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
Indeed, so broad is this presence that the UK could lay claim to being the Indo-Pacific’s leading external power. After all, courtesy of its Pacific coast, Hawaii, and other territories, the US is actually located in the Indo-Pacific, in a way that Britain, despite its overseas territories in the Indian and Pacific oceans, is not. That the UK has geostrategic reach into the Indo-Pacific has surely not been lost on Japan, which remains dependent on the Middle East for over three-quarters of its oil imports.
The deepening UK-Japan relationship
The rise of China has given the UK-Japan partnership a renewed purpose. China’s dramatic military build-up in the South China Sea and Belt and Road Initiative together threaten Japan insofar as Beijing would be placed at the centre of a new Asian order, with its hand firmly around the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca. Like Vietnam, Japan was pleased in August 2018 when the Royal Navy became the only navy other than the US Navy to directly challenge China’s illegitimate maritime claims in the South China Sea with a maritime manoeuvre resembling what the Americans would call a ‘Freedom of Navigation Operation’.
Likewise, closer relations with Japan make sense for Britain, particularly as relations between London and Beijing have continued to sour over China’s mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis, its crack-down on Hong Kong, the incarceration of Uyghurs in concentration camps, and Chinese ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy against smaller Indo-Pacific countries.
At the same time, both the UK and Japan have been committed to deeper relations for over a decade, irrespective of China. They accelerated as Britain and China looked to a ‘golden era’ of relations. In 2012, London and Tokyo agreed to cooperate on military procurement, a first for Japan insofar as it had reserved such cooperation (previously banned under Japan’s constitution) exclusively to the United States. From 2016 cooperation deepened, as Royal Air Force Typhoons visited Japan, Royal Navy warships exercised with Japanese vessels in the Indian Ocean, and the British Army trained with the Self-Defence Force on the Japanese home islands.
Last year, London and Tokyo struck a Free Trade Agreement, which both agreed would act as a precursor to British membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP). This follows a deeper British economic shift after Brexit as UK officials have sought to develop additional trade pacts with India, Australia, and a host of other regional countries, while also seeking ‘dialogue partner’ status with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
A willingness to do what’s necessary
Closer relations between Japan and the UK therefore continue to make sense. London understands that if Britain is to prosper in the twenty-first century, the Indo-Pacific, as the engine for the global economy, will be central to its success. For Japan, drawing Britain, a global power, into the region provides an additional layer of security above and beyond that provided by the United States. Although the UK may not be the superpower it once was, the Royal Navy still has assets that only the US Navy can match. With its recent defence boost, Britain has signalled that it will do what is necessary to uphold a free and open international system — the very order that has enabled Japan to prosper.
So, as Britain ‘tilts’ further towards the Indo-Pacific in the years ahead, Tokyo will likely find in London a willing partner. But strengthened cooperation will also depend on Japan’s acceptance of British efforts to build a more durable Indo-Pacific order. Without attempts to align those whose interests are to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific, the revisionists will inevitably prevail. Despite her size and firepower, HMS Queen Elizabeth and her strike group will not alone deter threats to the peace, but only as part of a broader and deeper effort. Straddling either side of Eurasia, Britain and Japan, in cooperation with the US, India and Australia, are well placed to deter revisionists.



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Looks like a bunch of Retards and their supporters are writing idiotic retarded articles !! :omghaha: What these idiotic as.sholes don't realise is that if there are issues/blockades at the Strait of Malacca, then Japan will also be IMPACTED and its trade blocked ! :omghaha: So will the US who has $200 Billion worth of trade with Middle East and North Africa ! :omghaha:So will open dump called India, and also Australia and every other idiot which is part of this idiotic gang ! :lol: US, India, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and so forth, the choke point is Pakistan, where the Chinese and Pakistan navies will sit and block the hell out of all of India, US, East Asia and so forth !

Be very careful for what you wish for - because it will come back and bite the shi.t out of your rear ends ! :lol::lol::lol:
 

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Looks like a bunch of Retards and their supporters are writing idiotic retarded articles !! :omghaha: What these idiotic as.sholes don't realise is that if there are issues/blockades at the Strait of Malacca, then Japan will also be IMPACTED and its trade blocked ! :omghaha: So will the US who has $200 Billion worth of trade with Middle East and North Africa ! :omghaha:So will open dump called India, and also Australia and every other idiot which is part of this idiotic gang ! :lol: US, India, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and so forth, the choke point is Pakistan, where the Chinese and Pakistan navies will sit and block the hell out of all of India, US, East Asia and so forth !

Be very careful for what you wish for - because it will come back and bite the shi.t out of your rear ends ! :lol::lol::lol:
there's always a good old VBSS to do search and seizure, only China bound ship will be detained in such scenario.

if PLAN decide to go out from the South China Sea, it will do so knowing that it lost the cover of it's A2/AD cover as well as it's bombers cover. that is if they manage to pass through the Malacca strait where killer sub are waiting for it's kill.

traffic to Japan could pass through the Panama canal. but yes it will be affected too. Significantly. But in the context of Indo-Pacific rivalry China is set to lose more.

China's presence in the Indian Ocean is minimal, so no worry.

Trade with Middle east and Europe could still be done through the Atlantic. China has no such luxury.
 
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there's always a good old VBSS to do search and seizure, only China bound ship will be detained in such scenario.

if PLAN decide to go out from the South China Sea, it will do so knowing that it lost the cover of it's A2/AD cover as well as it's bombers cover. that is if they manage to pass through the Malacca strait where killer sub are waiting for it's kill.

traffic to Japan could pass through the Panama canal. but yes it will be affected too. Significantly. But in the context of Indo-Pacific rivalry China is set to lose more.

China's presence in the Indian Ocean is minimal, so no worry.

Trade with Middle east and Europe could still be done through the Atlantic. China has no such luxury.
It is always good to dream. It takes both hands for a clap. US, India, Ausralia, Japan and the rest of this Clown Gang will suffer the SAME CONSEQUENCES, specially India will be left under the bus to die a slow death. China and Pakistan can completely cut off ALL middle east traffic going to India, and Japan and others. And there is little anyone can do about it.
 

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The day may come that the US questions why they bothered saving that ungrateful mainland China.


The bulk of anti-Japan posts on these boards are not coming from US, UK, etc. Its coming from lying Pro-CCP posters. So your claim of "white supremicists" carries no weight here. There's a discussion to be had between US and Japanese history to find less biased understanding of past history, but nothing that envolves lying Pro-CCP trolls. As far as I'm concerned with the conduct of the Pro-CCP trolls on these boards, the US will continue to be welcomed in the region.
When did US ever save China in WWII? The only mass troops enter China to fight main IJA are the soviets who took just one month to knock out the main forces of IJN Kwangtung army in 1945. US supply oil and material in early stage of WWII to Imperial Japan to help their war effort and expansion in China.

So u claim the racist attack on Japanese woman on US soil is fake? lol.. You are on high denial.
 

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It is always good to dream. It takes both hands for a clap. US, India, Ausralia, Japan and the rest of this Clown Gang will suffer the SAME CONSEQUENCES, specially India will be left under the bus to die a slow death.
no it's not. trade could still function even though damages are assured to the allies, while for China it will be crippling.

the US has two sides facing the ocean, China has just one. Australia will be safe as long as the Indian ocean is firm under the control of QUAD navies.


the Malacca strait is the single largest achilles heel of China
 

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China and Pakistan can completely cut off ALL middle east traffic going to India, and Japan and others. And there is little anyone can do about it.
that if we we could exclude US navy operating in the Indian Ocean which is not the case. and that if China will send significant portion of it's fleet to the Indian ocean and they manage to pass the Andamans unscathed.
 

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When did US ever save China in WWII? The only mass troops enter China to fight main IJA are the soviets who took just one month to knock out the main forces of IJN Kwangtung army in 1945. US supply oil and material in early stage of WWII to Imperial Japan to help their war effort and expansion in China.

So u claim the racist attack on Japanese woman on US soil is fake? lol.. You are on high denial.
To your second sentence, of course its not fake, rape went all ways. So there's no reason in getting hung up on it.

To your first, oh yeah, definately. The more I learn about the second sino-Japanese war, the more it seems that Japan very well may have won that conflict by as early as 1940.
 

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To your second sentence, of course its not fake, rape went all ways. So there's no reason in getting hung up on it.

To your first, oh yeah, definately. The more I learn about the second sino-Japanese war, the more it seems that Japan very well may have won that conflict by as early as 1940.
Lol...better go reread your history.

The Japanese haven't even manage to step foot of old cities like Chang an. Japanese manage to capture coast cities of China only. Large number of inner cities are still need to be conquer.
 

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Lol...better go reread your history.

The Japanese haven't even manage to step foot of old cities like Chang an. Japanese manage to capture coast cities of China only. Large number of inner cities are still need to be conquer.
 

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