反日デモ続く 対中感情の悪化を招くだけだ

The Yomiuri Shimbun (Sep. 20, 2012)
Anti-Japan rallies can only worsen feelings toward China
反日デモ続く 対中感情の悪化を招くだけだ(9月19日付・読売社説)

In the face of days of fierce anti-Japan demonstrations in China, Japan's attitude toward China has continued to deteriorate. We wonder to what extent the Chinese government is aware of the serious effect the protests are having on bilateral relations.
 連日の過激な反日デモで、日本の対中感情は悪化するばかりだ。日中関係に大きな禍根を残すことを、中国政府はどこまで認識しているのか。

On the 81st anniversary of the Liutiaohu Incident, which triggered the Manchurian Incident, on Tuesday, large-scale anti-Japan demonstrations were held in dozens of places across China. Demonstrations over the Japanese government's nationalization of the Senkaku Islands have been held for the eighth consecutive day.
 満州事変の発端となった柳条湖事件から81年となる18日、中国各地で大規模な反日デモが行われた。日本政府の尖閣諸島の国有化に抗議するデモは、これで8日連続である。

In Shenyang, Liaoning Province, where the Liutiaohu Incident took place, the windows of the Japanese Consulate General were smashed by rocks thrown by demonstrators. This reckless violence followed vandalism against Japanese-affiliated companies in a number of places in China last weekend.
 柳条湖事件のあった中国遼寧省瀋陽では、デモ隊の投石で日本総領事館のガラスが割られた。各地で日系企業への破壊行為が相次いだ週末に続く狼藉(ろうぜき)だ。

Although the Chinese government appears to be trying to stem the extreme violence, it still permits the demonstrations. Some Japanese-affiliated companies have been forced to suspend factory operations and close their outlets. Chinese working at Japanese-affiliated companies or Japanese restaurants are also victimized by the acts of destruction.
 中国政府は、過激な行動は抑えようとはしても、デモ容認の姿勢を変えようとはしていない。日系企業は工場の操業停止や店舗の休業に追い込まれた。日系企業や日本料理店で働く中国人も破壊行為の被害者だ。

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Income gap also protested

Demonstrators holding portraits of Mao Zedong aloft apparently were also showing their strong discontent over the growing income disparity under the current Chinese administration. This indicates the demonstrations were not simply aimed only at Japan.
 毛沢東の肖像画を掲げたデモ隊には、現政権下での所得格差拡大への強い不満もあるのだろう。単純な反日とも言い切れない。

If China's pressure on Japan escalates, tensions between the two countries will increase further. To prepare for unpredictable events, the Japanese government should keep in close contact with Japanese citizens and Japanese-affiliated companies in China. It also should strongly press the Chinese government to ensure the safety of Japanese people and companies.
 中国の対日圧力がさらにエスカレートすれば、日中間の緊張は一層高まろう。日本政府は不測の事態に備え、在留邦人や日系企業との連絡を密にするとともに、中国政府に対し、邦人と企業の安全確保を強く求めるべきだ。

It has been reported that more than 10,000 Chinese fishing vessels set sail in the East China Sea and that about 1,000 vessels are expected to arrive in areas around the Senkaku Islands. In an attempt to wrench the islands from Japan's control, those vessels, escorted by fishery surveillance ships of the Chinese Agriculture Ministry, may enter Japan's territorial waters.
 東シナ海に中国の漁船1万隻以上が出航し、尖閣諸島海域に約1000隻が到着すると報じられている。日本の実効支配を崩そうと、農業省の漁業監視船の護衛下で、日本領海内に入る恐れがある。

Ships sent by the Chinese authorities entered Japan's territorial waters Friday and Tuesday. The Japan Coast Guard must not relax its vigilance and surveillance activities in the immediate future.
 中国の公船は、14日に続き18日も日本の領海に侵入した。海上保安庁の警戒監視は当分緩めるわけにはいかない。

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Japan, U.S. should cooperate

In talks in Tokyo on Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba agreed the two nations would cooperate to prevent Japan-China relations from being irreparably damaged. Japan and the United States must continue to urge China to handle the matter in a levelheaded manner and resolve the situation as soon as possible.
 来日したパネッタ米国防長官は17日、玄葉外相と会談し、「日中関係が大きく損なわれないよう日米で協力する」との認識で一致した。日米両国がともに、中国側に冷静な対応と事態の早期収拾を粘り強く働きかける必要がある。

The Japanese and U.S. governments also have agreed that deployment of the U.S. Marine Corps' new Osprey transport aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture will proceed as planned.
 日米両政府はまた、米海兵隊の新型輸送機オスプレイの沖縄県配備を進めることでも合意した。

Strengthening the functions of the U.S. forces stationed in Japan will help guide China to act in a restrained manner.
 在日米軍の機能強化に取り組むことは、中国の抑制的な対応を引き出すことにつながるはずだ。

The Chinese government has submitted to the United Nations a nautical chart that identifies the areas around the Senkaku Islands as its "territorial waters." Beijing also has decided to submit an application to move the outer limit of its continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical miles from the baseline of its territorial waters in the East China Sea. These are steps apparently aimed at strengthening China's territorial claim over the Senkaku Islands.
 中国政府は、国連に、尖閣諸島周辺海域を「領海」とする海図を提出した。さらに東シナ海で領海の基線から200カイリを超える大陸棚の延伸を求める申請案の提出も決定した。尖閣の領有権主張を強化しようとする動きだ。

The Japanese government for its part must make its stance clear to the international community that the Senkaku Islands are an integral part of Japan's territory.
 日本政府は、尖閣諸島が日本の領土であることを国際的にアピールしていかなければならない。

(From The Yomiuri Shimbun, Sept. 19, 2012)
(2012年9月19日01時50分 読売新聞)
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