The Japanese reactionaries persist in their reckless military acts of threatening regional peace and security.
In April the Japanese government newly organized an air transport force for dispatching units of "Self-Defence Forces" (SDF), including a unit with an exclusive mission to defend remote islands, to the battlefields. To this end, it introduced two Ospreys from the US most recently and plans to bring a total of 17 Ospreys within five years.
Ospreys , with a speed of above 500 kilometres per hour and a flying range of 1 600 kilometres, can perform intercontinental flight with the help of air-fuelling. The introduction of the transport planes will offer Japan an independent ability to rapidly dispatch its aggressive forces to any parts of the world.
This is a very serious development as it is a part of the ambitious plan of the military fanatics to emerge as the leading force of a war at any cost.
It is well known that Japan has made desperate efforts to revive as an independent aggressive force despite its strictly subordinate relationship with the US in a bid to avenge its defeat in World War II.
Japan revised the "Japan-US Defence Cooperation Guidelines" and adopted the "security legislation" to legalize the limitless arms buildup and overseas military advance of the SDF, saying that it is hard to fulfil its duty as an ally if its power is confined to logistic support to the US forces in case of contingencies in the areas surrounding Japan.
What's more, its frantic moves to become a military giant as evidenced by the highest military expenditure in history, possession of a constitutionally-banned aircraft carrier, development of long-range cruise missile, introduction of over 100 stealth fighter planes and launch of military reconnaissance satellite turned its SDF into the second powerful aggression force next to the US in the West.
In recent years, the island country has pressed ahead with a plan to set up an outer space operation force, an electronic warfare unit, an air transport force and other units. Lurking behind this is its aim to acquire the capability for perfect military operation and an independent capability to fight a war as early as possible.
If the revision of its constitution is made to grant the SDF the legitimate status, Japan, a war criminal state, will emerge as a leading force capable of openly igniting a war at any moment to regain its position like the one in the era of empire.
At present, Japan is running amuck in independent military exercises as never before under the pretext of defending and retaking remote islands, and concentrating its troops on vantage points like major bases favourable for reinvasion, including Miyako Island.
It is a matter of time for the descendants of Samurais who are obsessed with militarism, to ignite a war again.
The Japanese rulers are sadly mistaken if they calculate the road to a war state will lead to their prosperity.
The Japanese reactionaries will pay dearly for their ambitious old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere".