The maintenance of American bases costs Japan two billion dollars, the rest of the Yankees are investing in themselves. But negotiations on the redistribution of the financial burden on the host side are underway. And the receiving side, apparently, is also underway.
Yes, the wrong samurai went today. The sword was enough for Tom. And this is already not enough of a record military budget. The Japanese Ministry of Defense is requesting an increase of another two and a half percent for the next fiscal year. And with them it is almost $ 50 billion for militarization. Although they still have a pacifist Constitution, and they are still – the country of the Rising Sun, and not clouds that go gloomy.
But they say that it is necessary to somehow respond to the growing military activity of China? Necessary. Do you need new air defense systems, rocket launchers, high-tech drones to collect and analyze information? Needed. Again, take out and put a couple of billion on additional F-35 fighters . True, even the United States itself is slowly writing them off. But they also shake off. And try to refuse them – your own dear.
By the way, with the presence of these very USA in Japan, not everything is clear either. Not in the sense that after Afghanistan one can expect everything from them here too. Quite the opposite – for their “so be it – stay” they can ask for a tidy sum. Which, by the way, has not yet been included in the draft budget for 2022. That is, it is possible that he will grow a little more. Now the maintenance of American bases costs the Japanese about two billion dollars, the rest of the Yankees are investing in themselves. But negotiations on the redistribution of the financial burden on the host side are underway.
And the receiving side, apparently, is also being conducted, since it is already acknowledged in itself that for a long time in official Tokyo they have not fawned so much at Washington. It is even believed that it was to please the United States that Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga decided to break the good tradition laid down by his predecessor and refused to participate in the Eastern Economic Forum. It will take place from 2 to 4 September in Vladivostok. It is clear that the date for Japan is not the most favorable, but what is not a reason to move from surrender to capital investments and to joint projects in the same Kuril Islands. We invite.
However, Suga’s cabinet prefers, albeit verbal, aggression. And with an increase in military spending, one can assume that it is not only verbal. They, of course, dream not only of our ridge. They also have territorial graters with other neighbors. With the same China, for example. But we still have not signed a peace treaty with them. Therefo-re, we have the right to believe that they are taking these military measures according to our souls. And we do not like it when they crawl into our souls. Espec-ially when they spit on it.
So prepare a note of protest, Japanese. You will probably not like it when something more preventive and defensive appears on the Kuril Islands. The fiscal year, by the way, and with it the new military budget, in Japan begins on April 1. So prepare the second note, Japanese. You will think that we are laughing at you. And we will not even dissuade you.