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Unformatted text preview: J(E)DI 2010 1 Lab Boring Japan Neg Core Index Alliance DA 1NC Shell Japan-US relations high North Korea cooperation is overshadowing troops issue Hayashi & Koh 10 [Yuka & Yoree, writers for WSJ, WSJ, Tokyo Toughens Its Stance on North Korea, May 28 (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704269204575270332917774878.html) 6.22.10)] Japanese lawmakers moved Thursday to tighten restrictions on North Korea, signal ing Tokyo's desire to remain a strong and reliable U.S. partner following months of acrimony over U.S. troop deployments. Japanese officials are also considering other steps that could affect a group of about 600,000 North Koreans in Japana legacy of Japan's domination of Korea more than 60 years ago. A parliamentary committee passed a bill Thursday to authorize Japan's coast guard to inspect North Korean cargo ships in international waters. The bill is expected to pass the main chamber of Japan's upper house of parliament Friday. Japanese government officials are also considering other measures such as tightening reporting requirements for fund remittance and physical shipments of funds from Japan to North Korea . The Public Security Intelligence Agency, Japan's main government intelligence agency , ordered its officials stationed across Japan to strengthen information gathering related to North Korea. Withdrawal would damage the alliance and extended deterrence credibility Yoshiaki 9 [ Yano, retired Senior Officer of Self Defense Forces of Japan, Japan Forum on International Relations, Japan-U.S. Alliance Should Not be Turned Adrift, Nov. 30 ( http://www.jfir.or.jp/e/commentary/091130.pdf ) 6.22.10] If the U.S. forces should gradually withdraw from Japans soil to the Continental U.S. and adopt above policies, the Japan-U.S. relations would be increasingly estranged especially on the security and diplomatic front . The U.S. forces in Japan, especially its ground forces, i.e. the Marine Corps in Okinawa, are essential to secure a guarantee of provision of contingency support in the event of military attacks from outside Japan. Therefore, if they would accelerate withdrawal from Japan, the credibility of the contingency support of the U.S. will accordingly decline. Moreover, such policies advocated by Foreign Minister OKADA Katsuya as realization of "North-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone" and investigation into Japans secret agreement with the U.S. on moving U.S. nuclear weapons through Japanese territory would risk undermining unilaterally the efficacy of extended nuclear deterrence provided by the U.S., unless denuclearization of North Korea has been realized. Destabilization causes nuclear war, destroys the economy Landay 2000 , Jonathan S. Landay, national security and intelligence correspondent, March 10, 2000, Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, Top administration officials warn stakes for U.S. are high in Asian conflicts, p. Lexis Few if any experts think China and Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea, or India and Pakistan are spoiling to fight. But even a minor Few if any experts think China and Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea, or India and Pakistan are spoiling to fight....
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