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Japan considered sending soldiers to Guam in 1955

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Japan in 1955 allowed the possibility of sending soldiers to the American island of Guam, to protect it "from external threats." About this writes The Japan Times, with reference to published diplomatic records.


It is reported that the discussion of this issue was raised in a conversation between then-Foreign Secretary Mamoru Shigemitsu and US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.

Sending military for defense will be justified in accordance with the Constitution

Said Shigemitsu then.

His comments were voiced decades before Japan passed laws on national security in 2015, allowing the country to carry out collective self-defense in some cases.

In his meeting with Dulles in August 1955, Shigemitsu described the Japanese-US Security Treaty, which entered into force in April 1952 (was replaced by a new document in 1960), as an "incomplete" pact.

The Japanese Foreign Minister called on the United States to enter into negotiations to conclude a new security treaty that would ensure mutual defense throughout the Western Pacific.

Dulles then asked if Japan could conclude a mutual defense pact in accordance with the existing Constitution and whether Tokyo could protect the United States in the event of an attack on Guam.

Shigemitsu replied that both sides would discuss how to react when a similar situation arises.

Although Japan’s use of Japan’s military capabilities is limited to self-defense, Tokyo interprets it in such a way that it can discuss the use of its forces with the United States

- said the Foreign Minister of Japan.

Dulles replied that Mr. Shigemitsu's explanation of Japan's position was for him news, and he previously did not know that Tokyo was considering sending troops abroad under such conditions.
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Ministry of Defense of Japan
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  2. Pivot
    Pivot 30 December 2019 10: 36
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    Well, Germany bombed Serbia in 1999. Why not even the Japs spread their wings, papa does.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 December 2019 10: 36
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    Although the use of Japan’s military capabilities is limited to self-defense, Tokyo interprets this in such a way that it can discuss the use of its troops with the United States.

    - said the Foreign Minister of Japan.

    As they want, they rule the Ipenes.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 30 December 2019 11: 01
      +2
      The owner gives the go-ahead - why not go up? wink
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 31 December 2019 02: 37
        +1
        bouncyhunter (Pasha) Yesterday, 11: 01
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        The owner gives the go-ahead - why not go up? wink

        Yes, with such a "roof" Ipents can, and fingers like a fan. wink
    2. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 30 December 2019 11: 06
      +1
      Fundamentally, if the Japanese self-defense forces are subordinate to the American command, then the Japanese constitution does not seem to be violated, and the Americans get a great opportunity to throw these forces into any hell if they suddenly think that either the United States or Japan is threatened by some kind of aggressive Kingdom Tonga. what feel hi
  4. knn54
    knn54 30 December 2019 11: 15
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    "Japan is seeking the right to collective security in order to" create conditions for expansion. "
    DPRK media.
    A "small" change to the Constitution is collective security instead of collective self-defense ..
    And the self-defense army is turning into a FULL-PRESENT armed forces.
  5. Avior
    Avior 30 December 2019 11: 23
    +2
    And someone wanted in 1955 to drop troops on Guam so that they had to defend it with Japanese soldiers?
    Even interesting ....
    1. volodimer
      volodimer 30 December 2019 18: 34
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      It is written, "Japan considered sending soldiers to Guam in 1955", In my opinion, in the 20th century it is the only country that TWICE considered sending troops to Guam laughing
      And there is one country that Guam would have to defend with Japanese soldiers ... is ... the USA feel
  6. Avior
    Avior 30 December 2019 11: 23
    +2
    And someone wanted in 1955 to drop troops on Guam so that they had to defend it with Japanese soldiers?
    Even interesting ....
  7. Rakovor
    Rakovor 30 December 2019 13: 30
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    But I also wonder what kind of danger threatened Guam in 1955? From whom to protect, from us? So, we didn’t have a sane fleet at that time to threaten Guam. Or do I not know something?
    1. Sergey M. Karasev
      Sergey M. Karasev 30 December 2019 15: 14
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      MB, were you afraid of the Chinese?
      1. Rakovor
        Rakovor 30 December 2019 17: 44
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        So China then had no fleet at all.))
        1. Sergey M. Karasev
          Sergey M. Karasev 30 December 2019 17: 48
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          And we have too few; he simply would not have sailed to Guam.
    2. gsev
      gsev 31 December 2019 01: 33
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      Quote: Rakovor
      But I also wonder what kind of danger threatened Guam in 1955?

      In 1955, no one knew that the USSR and the PRC would quarrel, the DPRK would begin to lose in the economy of South Korea, the communists would lose in Indonesia and Malay, in India the communists in regional governments would show their failure, Mao instead of the normal development of the country, which had already frightened its speed not only the United States, but also Khrushchev, will start a big leap and cultural revolution. The United States was simply preparing in the year 1965-1970 to get a new Korean war and a war in Vietnam and Malaya with Korean and Vietnamese airliners of Myasishchev's jet aircraft in Japan, Guam, Australia.