Mar 13, 2018
Japan is going head-long into a racket for stifling the DPRK with the backing of its American master.
As soon as the US announced "its independent sanctions" against the DPRK in February, the Japanese reactionaries have gone reckless, voicing support for them and calling for the inspection of ships of the DPRK. This is just a typical example.
The frenzy of the islanders has reached the extreme as evidenced by their call for the convocation of an international conference for the inspection of DPRK-flagged ships which even the US failed to conceive.
Japan, which is jeered by the world for its serious dependence on the US and subjugation to it in the political, economic and military fields, is trying to take the lead in the moves to bring down the DPRK. This is enough to make a cat laugh as it is just a ridiculous act of a subject state.
In the past, it tried to meet its interests by clinging to big powers only to suffer failure. This is not an exaggeration.
In the middle of the 19th century it stooped to any infamy to sign an unequal treaty to entrust its destiny to the US and, in the subsequent period, it curried favour with the Western powers, turning the whole country into a market for selling the Western goods and a supply source of cheap raw materials only to push its economy into a slump.
With the connivance of the empires which put Japan under their political and economic control, it opted for overseas expansion only to get the ill-fame of a war defeated nation and a war criminal nation, in the face of strong rebuff of the world.
Such a country is now acting a poodle of a suzerain state, far from drawing a lesson from its shameful history. No wonder, Japan is destined to remain as a subject state.
The aim sought by Japan in going reckless, being lost to all shames, is to realize its old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" at any cost. But Japan is mistaken.
Korea is not a weak nation as it used to be in the past when it was trampled under the jackboots of the Japanese imperialists.
On the other hand, the descendents of the Samurais are now suffering untold contempt and maltreatment such as political exclusion after being left in the cold and economic exploitation by the US whom they worship.
Under such situation Japan is trying to bring down the DPRK. This is as foolish an act as trying to pick up a star in the sky with a rotten noose.
A political scholar of Japan in his 2013 book that dealt with the theory of defeat in war commented that Japan would remain as a defeated nation forever if it fails to settle two factors--"denial of defeat" and "subjugation toward the US."
Japan will face greater price to pay if it goes frivolous, being oblivious of its inglorious past and unable to feel the change in the world political landscape.