Japanese leaders assumed the U.S. would treat the vanquished people of their nation in the same brutal fashion Japanese leaders had treated nations they had vanquished. But, such was not to be the case.
Moving forward, in deep gratitude to Admiral Nimitz, Japanese businessmen, in an expression of gratitude to America, provided the Japanese Peace Garden you can visit today behind the old Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas.
I recall a prophetic warning by Chester Nimitz that was posted in the original Nimitz Museum, before the present day multi-building exhibition you can visit today. Nimitz remarked how Japan has become an ally, but the day would come when Japan would change its alliance from us to China.
What does this mean for U.S. influence in Far East? According to JCA-NET , there are 90 U.S. military installations on Japanese soil.
There are approximately 90 U.S. military facilities including major military bases throughout mainland Japan and Okinawa, with an area total of 3,130,000 sq. meters, 75% of which are in Okinawa. They are concentrated in a few areas (prefectures), 37 in Okinawa, 15 in Kanagawa, 11 in Nagasaki, and 7 in Tokyo. About 52,000 U.S. troops are stationed in these bases, 26,000 in mainland and 25,000 in Okinawa (2001). In mainland Japan, the largest contingent is the air force with 6,600 and that in Okinawa marines (15,500).
The U.S. armed forces in Japan, together with U.S. forces in South Korea, are subjected to the Pacific Command located in Hawaii though the Command located at Yokota Airbase in Tokyo also functions as an auxiliary command for the forces deployed all over Japan. The forces deployed to Japan are not a separate complete military unit but integral part of the Pacific Force as the largest of the four U.S. joint forces with a vast jurisdiction extending from the U.S. western coast and the whole of the Pacific Ocean through the Indian Ocean to the eastern coasts of Africa.
The main U.S. bases in mainland Japan include Misawa airbase in Aomori Prefecture up in the north of Honshu Island, Yokota Airbase in Tokyo, Yokosuka naval base in Kanagawa Prefecture, Atsugi base in the same prefecture, Iwakuni marine base near Hiroshima, and Sasebo naval base in Nagasaki Prefecture. Also there are munitions depots, communication bases, port facilities, warehouses, military barracks, [and] residential estates.”
If, when, Japan switches alliances from the U.S. to China, our military installations will be forced to leave, as it happened in the Philippines. That time will mark the end of U.S. military dominance in the Far East.
What are the possibilities?
- China forges alliances with Japan and South Korea, based on common economics.
- China forecloses on North Korea in order to reunite the Korean Peninsula.
- One by one, South-east Asian countries, and possibly Australia, switch alliances from the U.S. to China.
What to do?
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, for President Donald Trump’s good success and health, for the Spirit of God to flood the earth.
Soli Deo Gloria