NO.066 Treaty Between the United States and Japan and Japanese Constitution.Why did the United States have a unilateral defense obligation to Japan?“If Japan withdraws pacifism, the United States will not have a unilateral defense obligation to Japan.” This may be the intention of the United States.・・・ Theme label: The purpose of establishing the Japanese Constitution is described in the preamble of the SF Peace Treaty. Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan and Japanese Constitution
Why did the United States have a unilateral defense obligation to Japan under the Japan-US Security Treaty?
The first one. America, as a leader, handled the end of World War II. I think it is to take responsibility for this.
The second. I think that it was important for American defense policy that Japan protects pacifism.
I think the current constitution of Japan has a large deterrent to war on a global scale. I think this was important in American defense policy.
Historical significance of the establishment of the Japanese Constitution. The global influence of the Japanese Constitution.
First, I repeat what I have said in the past article.
Regarding the end of World War II in the United States, in terms of Japan, specifically, the conclusion of a peace treaty and Japan's accession to the United Nations.
Regarding the conclusion of a peace treaty with Japan, the United States had conditions that had to be resolved.
The United States needed a guarantee that the tragedy of World War II would be prevented from being repeated.
The guarantee is that Japan will become a nation seeking peace. And to become a democracy that guarantees the basic human rights of the people. And it was confirmed that these things would be realized.
The United States appreciated that the enacted Japanese Constitution was a declaration that Japan was willing to comply with the two principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
As a result, the San Francisco Peace Treaty was concluded and Japan's membership in the United Nations was decided.
The Japanese Constitution was established for the purpose of the United States under the guidance of GHQ by Marshal MacArthur. The Japanese Constitution was reviewed and enacted by the GHQ to meet the US objectives.
The United States made Japan abandon the war. I think the United States has chosen to assume a unilateral defense obligation to Japan to take responsibility for that.
The abandonment of war stipulated in Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution does not bring any disadvantage for Japan.
The United Nations was built with an appropriate vision of the United States.
The era of the end of World War II was a turning point in the world situation. The imperialism in which the economy of a large country relied on colonial management was detrimental.
It was necessary for the world economy that all colonies became independent and the world shifted to a free trade system.
To that end, countries have been required to solve problems in a peaceful manner and to guarantee basic human rights.
The United Nations Charter established the United Nations based on two principles: solving this problem in a peaceful manner and ensuring the basic human rights of individuals.
Countries around the world have chosen to respect the two principles of the Charter of the United Nations and have joined the United Nations.
Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan is a provision for states that have chosen a peaceful solution to their problems.
“Because you have chosen to solve the problem in a peaceful manner, we will abandon the war against you.”
The declaration of this by the Japanese is Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution.
United Nations member states respect the Charter of the United Nations. Respect Japan that complies with the Constitution of Japan.
Therefore, those who use force in Japan are terrorists.
Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution does not prohibit the fight against terrorists.
Terrorists are also not covered by international law protection. Therefore, the Japanese Self-Defense Force can fight terrorists without being restricted by international law.
US intentions for the Japan-US Security Treaty
The United States continues to respect the declarations made by Japan through the establishment of the Constitution of Japan.
The American president often speaks. “Japan was once a fascist state, but it became a democratic state and our allies.”
This may have been a warning to Japan, saying, “We have not forgotten the past history.”
Now, President Trump often says, “The US is unilaterally responsible for defense, and the Japan-US Security Treaty is unfair.”
“If Japan withdraws pacifism, the US no longer has a unilateral defense obligation to Japan.”
This may be the intention of the United States.
The Japanese Abe administration has continued to develop war diplomacy against China under the protection of the Japan-US Security Treaty.
If Japan amends the Constitution in the future, the will of America will become clearer.
The establishment of the Constitution of Japan was a declaration by Japan that it intends to comply with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
The Constitution of Japan was created as the United Nations Charter Standard, and the preamble of the Constitution of Japan was created using the preamble of the United States Constitution as a model.
The United States valued this and chose to assume the obligation to unilaterally defend Japan.
Changing Japan's Constitution means that Japan withdraws its willingness to comply with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
NO.174 Origin and principle of the Japanese Constitution.
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