The possible China-Japan first joint military exercise:

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    Japan and China agreed on Friday to conduct their first joint military training exercise, in the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian neighbors, long marked by mutual suspicion and spats over a range of issues.





    But Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa maintained the pressure on China's visiting defense minister for more openness about ballooning military spending, a particular concern for Tokyo.

    Kitazawa and his Chinese opposite number, Liang Guanglie, agreed that their countries' armed forces would hold a joint search and rescue exercise at sea -- their first joint exercise. The two sides would also discuss further joint training in humanitarian assistance and disaster rescue.
    "I strongly believe that the agreement between China and Japan to conduct a joint rescue drill at sea clearly indicates tremendous progress in mutual understanding and trust between the two countries," Kitazawa told a joint news conference.

    The uniformed Liang told reporters: "We have openly exchanged our ideas without any hesitation and agreed upon various goals by sharing issues and concerns."

    In a joint press statement, they added that Kitazawa would visit China next year as part of a growing range of military exchanges, including visits by naval vessels.

    Besides, Toshimi Kitazawa emphasised that Japan never regard China to be a big threat to Japan.

    source:[News] The possible China-Japan first joint military exercise: - Global Times Forum--Discuss China,Discuss the world--The Most Open and Objective Forum in China
     
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    Interesting. At least it's a thaw in relations. All the Asian nations have a long history of being rotten to each other. Part of it has to do with ancient animosities, part of it is a reaction to colonial interlopers.
    Japan is reaching out. Credit to them.
    I recall watching a special on PBS on the Japanese military academy. Surprisingly, the Captain of cadets was a really friendly and charismatic fellow. I expected a militaristic hardass. Wasn't the case at all. He reminded me more of the class president back in high school. Confident, cultured, and knowledgeable.
     
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    Funny you should say that considering you have never attended a Japanese military academy and haven't got a clue about their methods of military dicipline.
     
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