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Friday, January 11, 2013

Japan Philippines United for China; Coast Guard & Build Train System Offered

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Bullet Train Technology Japan

To Counter China, Japan and Philippines Will Bolster Maritime Cooperation

TOKYO — In a telling sign of how China's rise has helped turn former wartime foes into allies, Japan and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to cooperate more closely on maritime security.

During talks in Manila, the foreign ministers of Japan and the Philippines proclaimed their nations to be strategic partners that would collaborate more in resolving their separate territorial disputes with China, news reports said. They also expressed "mutual concern" over increasingly assertive claims by China that have embroiled both nations, according to Kyodo News.

Japan is in a tense showdown over islands in the East China Sea, while the Philippines has wrangled with China over control of islands and fishing grounds in the South China Sea. The two nations agreed to exchange information and discuss each other's strategies for responding to China, the ministers were quoted as saying. The Philippine minister, Albert del Rosario, said the discussion included a request by his country for 10 new patrol ships from Japan to strengthen the Filipino coast guard.

His Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, was appointed last month by Japan's new conservative Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. The decision to have Mr. Kishida visit the Philippines for his first trip was seen as a symbolic gesture by Mr. Abe, who has vowed to strengthen security ties with other democracies in the region in an effort to offset China's growing military and political clout.

Mr. Abe has also said he wants to work more closely with the United States and Australia to help bolster the capacity of less-developed nations like the Philippines to stand up to China. While long-pacifist Japan has restricted its aid to mostly nonmilitary purposes, like building up coast guards, its leaders have recently begun loosening some of the self-imposed restrictions. Japan is now in talks about providing training to submarine crews from Vietnam, and last year it gave its first limited military aid to East Timor and Cambodia.

Japan has long supplied development aid in the region, but it has operated carefully to avoid stirring bitter memories of its militarism during World War II, when its forces swept across much of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, then emerging from its colonial relationship with the United States. However, in recent years Japan's military has slowly raised its profile by joining regional training exercises and holding its first bilateral military maneuvers with Australia and India.

The building of regional military ties represents a significant strategic departure for the country, which after World War II relied for its defense on the United States and the roughly 50,000 military personnel it bases in Japan. For its part, China has pointed to the moves as proof of a resurgent militarism in Japan, which it says is swinging to the right.

News reports said Mr. del Rosario, the Philippine minister, called China's territorial claims in the South China Sea a threat to regional stability.

"We also need to be able to address the possibility that the freedom of navigation would be adversely affected," he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.

The Japanese foreign minister agreed.

"As the strategic environment is changing, it is necessary for us as foreign ministers to share recognition of the situation," Mr. Kishida said after the talks, according to Kyodo News. Kyodo said that Mr. Kishida also offered development loans to help build a light-rail system and a new airport. (http://nyti.ms/13lTggC)

New York Times 

21 Responses so far

  1. Anonymous says:

    Philippine is not alone for this china's invasion.. Philippines must not be bother with the idiot Cambodia Prime Minister. HE is Idiot who cares? Who will get angry if I will call him Idiot.. Cambodian Prime Minister is a big POOR IDIOT!!!! PERIOD!!!! I HATE HIM. He is not ASEAN but an Indian race.

    I love Cambodian I love Indian but there are people in these countries who aer idiots like me and I hate idiots because I just want to be alone Idiot... not these copycat Cambodian Prime Minister..

    Hey!! Idiot Cambodian Prime Minister.. Step down.. you are faceless.. You lose your integrity ... Free my Cambodian brothers... you are not one of them because you are not a pure cambodian blood. You were just a migrant there...

    Philippines!! Cheers... Japan and Australia is with you... China Cheers.. you found your match.....

    I love Chinese people. who cares.. I love Chinese people but I hate their communist arrogant and idiot government

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ano tong balita na to? Build a Light Rail Aid ibig sabihin Transfer of Technology from Japan? yung Bullet train? Talaga? Exciting.. hindi ako interesado sa mga gyera na yan pero interesado ako sa Bullet train ng Japan... Go..go..goo.........

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you LORD dahil.... dinig mo ang panalangin namin ooohhh... mga kumunista totong na welga lang ang alam... nganga kayo ngayon dahil panalo si PM SHENSO ABE sa election time to SHINE PHILIPPINES AND JAPAN long live.... two of US so CHINA were coming..... sana AIR CRAFT TECHNOLOGY naman ang ilipat nila, pag allowed na ng JAPAN gumawa tayo ng AIR CRAFT CARRIER magagawa talaga natin dahil may SHIP BUILDER NATO TAYO SA BALAMBAN, CEBU CITY under JAPANese FIRM...

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice move PH and JAPAN.... Let we strong ties to JAPAN..... GOD BLESS PHILIPPINES and JAPAN...

  5. Anonymous says:

    if china push thiere will to board philippine ship in spratly, Our philippine navy should shoot them, we must show that we Filipinoes cannot be push around by chekwa...

  6. Anonymous says:

    Too much talk actually for Invasion lets stay calm and be helpful to our country thats the least we can do right now,
    we are now enjoying the prosper of being the tiger economy again, if the previous leader failed before Hope for the best that this moment in time We could soar high again, anonymous saying says``failed seven times stand at Eight,
    our government thru our Press PNOY can handle any situation with the full support of his countrymen,
    if only he can run twice on his position i will Vote him again,
    the best effort we can do,Obey Basic law,follow strictly,and be Discipline enough,
    Glory to the Philippine and God Bless us all,,,lets Play the Positive attitude,,

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ang BOBO MO RIN ALAM MO LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LANG (LRT) SAN MO NAKUHA ANG BULLET TRAIN NA SINASABI MO AT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY IBIG SABIHIN MAARI SILA ANG GUMAWA NG PROJECT NA YUN PERO HINDI ANG ILIPAT ANG TECHNOLOGY NILA SINO TANGA PAMIMIGAY ANG TECHNILOGY LAHAT YUN MAYA KATAPAT NA PERA.. SakaB4 ANG BULLET TRAIN AYUSIN MUNA MABUTI RILES NG PNR NI WALA NGA AUTOMATIC GATE ANG PNR..

  8. kerp says:

    Palingkero naman ang isa dito kung maka react:( Hinay hinay lang oi at huwag magmura...cgi ka, tatanda ka nyan ng maaga.

  9. Anonymous says:

    may pambayad naman tayu sa bullet train hehe at lrt normal lang yan palitan ang kontrata sa tsink na minonopolyo ni arroyo ng admin nya hehehe....

  10. Anonymous says:

    Japan is searching for assurance and stability with the Philippines because many of the Japanese companies are moving to the Philippines and closing their manufacturing plants in china. Since Japan's purpose is to Build and protect mode... Japan is willing to tie with the Philippines not for WAR but for better Economy.

    If you could see many products in Japan are assembled or manufactured in china, in the next 2 years most of the products would be made and assembled in the Philippines under Japanese technology

  11. Anonymous says:

    bakit kaya Hindi nalang mag hire ang DOST ng maraming scholars para mag design ng Bullet Train, Hybrid cars tapos e put into mass manufacturing para mapakinabang ng laht, sariling atin pa. huwag ng umasa sa ibang bansa kung bitin at hindi rin magaganap. Challenge.. tama na sa pag rely ng ibang bansa.. may pera naman.. DOST... mag invent kayo ng mga techno na magagamit natin huwag puro end user nalang walang sariling atin

  12. Anonymous says:

    knock ur head,, hindi DOST ang nglaan ng pondo para s knilang ahencya,, kundi ang congreso,,, knock ur head with congressmans and senators,,, to fund such projects that u want....

  13. Anonymous says:

    ang kawawang bansa ko hanggang ngayon nagaantay na lang ng limos galing sa ibang bansa d pa rin kayang tumayo sa sarili nyang mga paa. dahil sa mga lider nyang walang malasakit sa kapakanan ng bayan nya . puro pulitika puro pulitika. kailan ko kaya makikita ang bansa ko na makaroon ng tunay na lider na maasahan ng mamamayan nya. pinirmahan nyo ang pagpapalawig ng modernisasyon ng sandatahang lakas pero d nyo naman binigyan ng pondo . akala ko ba maunlad na tayo e bakit kahit isang jet fighter wala tayo?san na yung sinasabi ni gazmin na ta50 ? puro kayo dada puro kayo plano plano plano

  14. Anonymous says:

    tingnan mo mga senador natin ang laki ng caSH GIFT 1.8M BAWAT ISA BAT D NA LANG NILA DINONATE SA MGA BIKTIMA NG BAGYONG PABLO KAKAPAL TALAGA NG MGA MUKHA NAGAAWAY AWAY PA ANG MGA BUWAYA WALA TALAGANG KABUSUGAN ANG LALAKI NA NG MGA TIYAN HALOS PUMUTOK NA.DAPAT IABOLISH NAYANG SENADO AT KONGRESO TOTAL MARAMI NA YAYONG BATAS SAPAT NA SIGURO YUN .PARA ANG PONDO NA PARA KANILA I MAGAMIT NATIN SA MAS KAPAKIPAKINABANG NA MGA PROYEKTO HALIMBAWA PAMBILI NG MGA MODERNONG GAMIT NG ATING MGA SUNDALO PARA MERON TAYONG MAGAMIT PAGDATING NG MGA SAKUNA'

  15. Anonymous says:

    TINGNAN MO TONG SI DRILON PINASA NILA YUNG MODERNISASYON NG AFP PERO ANG BINIGAY LANG NILA NA BUDYET I 5BILLION LANG TAPOS SINABI NYA NA MAGHANAP NA LANG KAYO NG 10BILLION PARA SA KABUWUAN NA 15BILLION TAON TAON .... ANO ANG IBIG SABIHIN NI DRILON ANG AFRP PA ANG MAGHANAT NG SARILI NILANG PONDO PARA SA MODERNISASYON NG ATING AFP ? ANG DAPAT SINASAMA NA NILA SA IPINAPASANG BUDYET TAON TAON ANG BUDYET PARA SA MODERNISASYON PARA SIGURADO NA MERONG PONDO PARA MAIPATUPAD ANG PAGUPGRADE NG ATING SANDATAHANG LAKAS...

  16. Anonymous says:

    ITO PA ANG KOMENTO KO SA MGA KONGRESMAN AT SENADOR NATIN HIRAP NA HIRAP SILANG IPASA ANG BATAS NA PARA SA PAGSUGPO NG KATIWALIAN SA GOBYERNO KATULAD NA LANG HALIMBAWA NG FOI BILL NA HAGGANG NGAYON I HINDI NILA INAKSYONAN .. NAKABINBIN LANG AT MUKHANGWALA NG KAPAGAPAG ASA NA MAIPASA PA ... KAWAWANG BAYAN NI JUAN NA NAGKAROON NG MGA LIDER NA MAKAKAPAL ANG MUKHA. SAN NA NGAYON ANG SINASABI NI RIZAL NA ANG KABATAAN ANG PAGASA NG BAYAN SA ALING HENIRASYON KAYA LILITAW ANG MGA BATANG YUN?GUMISING KAYO MLAPIT NG MAUBOS ANG LIKAS NA YAMAN NG PILIPINAS KALBO NA ANG MGA BUNDOK,, MALAPIT NG MAWALA ANG TINITINGALA KAGANDAHAN NG PILIPINAS..

  17. Anonymous says:

    Malisyoso Ka naman sino ba nag mumura?, Hindi Ka yata marunong mag basa wala naman binanggit na pag mumura SA reply ko.. Isa parin tanga..

  18. Anonymous says:

    Meron na sarili developed ang DOST for mass transportation AGT (automated guided train) sisimulan na SA Taguig muna then going to Laguna made in the Philippines technology and all parts is available in the Philippines compared SA MRT at LRT both foreign technology at mas malaki ang tipid kasi Philippine made pati couches...

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hello ang ibig sabihin Ni Sen.Drillon na kayo nalang maghanap ng pwede maging pondo pwede yun mangyari yung ibang assets ng AFP yun mga land nila na naka tiwang Wang pwede nila ipa lease SA mga foreign businessmen..Hindi na mabebenta ang pag aari ng government sigurado kikita dagdag to sustain AFP needs..be broad minded Lang bro.. Hindi puro react ng may katangahan...

  20. superboy says:

    go lng ng go mr president aquino 111 basta sa ikakaunlad ng bansa natin..

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