Recently, in order to deal with China, Japanese officials expressed their strong support for Germany sending warships to Asia to hold joint military exercises with them in a meeting with German officials.
However, this scene evokes a horrible memory of many netizens.
According to Deutsche Welle, it was Nobuo Kishi, the Japanese Defense Minister, who expressed support for Germany for sending warships to Asia. At a recent online meeting, Nobuo Kishi told German Defense Minister Karen Bauer that he strongly supported the German military’s plan to send warships to Asia next year and hold joint military exercises with the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.
Moreover, media such as Deutsche Welle and The Japan Times also reported that Nobuo Kishi made it clear at the meeting that he believed that Germany could also contribute to the “freedom of navigation” of the South China Sea for the “international community”, especially if German warships could cruise to the South China Sea “what China wants to control”.
In addition, the “Deutsche Voice”, which has always been anti-China, not only distorts and demonizes China’s legitimate behavior in defending its sovereign territory, but also split Taiwan from China as an independent individual in its paragraph introducing the situation in the South China Sea.
However, the most ironic thing in this report is Japan’s support for Germany to send warships to Asia. Some netizens said that this kind of military collusion between Japan and Germany is still aimed at China, which reminds people of the World War II period when they were still the Nazi Axis powers.