Abe Reports Passing of New Military Bill, Netizens Unhappy

Abe Reports Passing of New Military Bill, Netizens Unhappy
Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe has made a visit to his grandfather’s grave to report the passing of a new security bill. The visit to Oyama in Suntō District also saw him clean the grave of his grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was formerly Prime Minister of Japan and is reported as a “grade A war criminal” in Chinese media. The bill allows Japan’s military to participate in foreign conflicts, for which Abe has previously cited the ISIS beheading of two Japanese hostages as grounds for. Many netizens believed the move to be a threat to China, with one calling for the boycott of Japanese goods.

Source: qq

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  • WghUk

    It is assertive China who gave Abe every reason to reinterpret the bill. I personally don’t want Japan’s military to set foot again on foreign soil.

    • Alex Dương

      China is just an excuse; based on Abe’s beliefs about rehabilitating Japanese patriotism and nationalism, he was going to push for this regardless.

      • WghUk

        It’s much easier to push something when there is lubrication.

      • Jahar

        Based on China’s behavior, anyone with any sense would be beefing up their ability to defend themselves. I 100% support any country around China doing anything they can to defend against future Chinese aggression. Which IS coming.

        • Alex Dương

          This bill does not beef up Japan’s ability to defend itself.

          • jin

            This bill does beef up Japan’s ability to attack others. Which is not a good idea, if you look at their mindset and cruelty in WWII.

          • Jahar

            It’s beefing up their ability to defend their allies.

          • Alex Dương

            Which isn’t their ability to defend themselves and which honestly is a joke. Japan spends 1% of its GDP on the JSDF; the U.S. spends 3.5% of its GDP on the U.S. military, and U.S. GDP is over four times that of Japan’s.

          • Jahar

            They have other allies, and it’s only reasonable to be able to reciprocate. It will make it easier to form alliances now, considering they can do what allies are supposed to do. More allies means better defense.

          • Alex Dương

            I know you know that the U.S. has the strongest military of any nation by far and that the U.S. has had a defense treaty with Japan for decades. This bill does not beef up Japan’s ability to defend itself.

  • Jahar

    How could this be a threat to China? If you do any kind of analysis of the situation at all, the idea of Japan EVER attacking China is laughable. Unless, of course, it’s part of a worldwide effort to end the biggest menace the world has ever seen.

    • Alex Dương

      Shouldn’t you leave the country if you actually feel that way?

      • Vance

        Yea but you know that we have right here in the US some people that seem to hate it, but stay here.

        • Alex Dương

          I would ask the same question I asked Jahar to any immigrant to the U.S. who felt the same way. Basically, if someone doesn’t like it, hey, no one forced you to come; you chose to come voluntarily. Doesn’t mean you can’t complain, but it does mean that past some level of complaints, it starts to get ridiculous.

          I feel differently about people born in a country who complain. For them, they didn’t choose to be born there. So they get more room to complain before it gets absurd. For example, someone born in the middle of nowhere, population 500, and hates living there? Yeah, he can complain about that. Someone born in NYC who came to the middle of nowhere to teach and hates living there? He can still complain, but he should remember he moved there by choice.

        • Tszkq

          Where the America goes, where will be in ruins.

          • Vance

            History and the common people say otherwise. Elitist power mongers don’t like us much.

      • Jahar

        Maybe.

    • Zack Snyder

      “The idea of Japan EVER attacking China”

      For such a small country they did pretty ok the last time around ;)

      • jin

        A army with advanced weapon vs a army with outdated weapons. The result is predictable.

        Japan wouldn’t dare to attack China, unless America teams up with them.

  • DC

    I don’t think anyone genuinely believes that all Abe is doing is trying to keep Japan safe…his militaristic agenda is more than innocent self-defense..

  • lacompacida

    I don’t think anyone genuinely believes that all China is doing is trying to keep China safe…Its militaristic agenda is more than innocent self-defense..

  • Zack Snyder

    For all we know China & Japan are on this together. This news will certainly distract Chinese peasants from their deteriorating economy.

  • Foreign Devil

    Most Japanese are against the military build up in Japan. Abe is a typical fearful right winger. They already don’t have enough young people in Japan. . send them to war and you will only have old people left.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    So basically Asia sucks right now doesn’t it?

    • Alex Dương

      I think everyone’s got problems now. Europe has the refugee crisis, Trump is the GOP frontrunner despite (or because of?) trolling everybody…

      • Vance

        Actually, I think we are blessed if the worst thing we have is an old tycoon spouting stupid one liners.

        • Alex Dương

          In comparison to what’s going on elsewhere, I agree.

  • Vance

    I can somewhat understand peoples’ fear of this and it should be watched warily. It seems that with many Asian cultures, once Asian people get an idea in their heads, no one can get it out no matter what. That is why Asian people do so well economically and in school when they are in an environment that fosters those things. ONce they are determined to establish a business and excel at it, they will do everything physically possible to make it happen. No one is going to tell them different. Once they get the idea that they need to establish an empire, no one is going to convince them differently. We just hope that the people that gave them those ideas before do not come back to power. I can understand Japan wanting to contribute to the effort against ISIS. If the rest of us would make the decision to go in there full bore instead of these half-assed efforts, maybe they would not feel like they had to step up their military.

  • Vance

    All the dictators, corrupt officials, and groups like ISIS that want that power are tired of America’s “World Police” role. The mom on the street trying to raise her kids and get food and shelter for them or the dad working overtime to try to provide that for them generally either don’t care or would support us over the garbage they have currently.

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