Новая Цель Императора

НЬЮ-ДЕЛИ – Японский император Акихито и императрица Митико, во время одного из редко осуществляемых заграничных путешествий, планируют начать ознакомительную поездку в индийских городах Дели и Ченнаи с 30 ноября. Недельный визит императорской четы вероятно станет определяющим моментом в индо-японских отношениях, закрепляя более тесные экономические и политические связи между двумя ведущими демократиями Азии, в то время как они стремятся к плюралистическому и стабильному порядку в Азии.

Традиционно, визит японского императора – за исключением коронаций и празднований королевских юбилеев - обозначает поворотный момент в двусторонних отношениях. Несмотря на то, что в соответствии с послевоенной конституцией Японии, составленной США, император является лишь «символом государства», влияние его значительно в связи с японским почитанием царской династии - старейшей монархией в мире, власть которой передавалась по наследству непрерывно и чьи истоки можно проследить от 660г до нашей эры. Действительно, зарубежные поездки императора остаются по-прежнему глубоко политическими, задавая тон – и даже повестку дня - для внешней политики Японии.

Рассмотрим Китайскую поездку императора Акихито в 1992 году, которая была первым подобным визитом японского императора. Правительство китайского лидера Дэн Сяопина – которое было благодарно за японское нежелание поддержать карательные санкций после событий на площади Тяньаньмэнь в 1989 году, и в тоже самое время стремилось не только к международному признанию, но и к японским капиталам и коммерческим технологиям - сделало семь приглашений на визит в течение двух лет.

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