Naoto Amaki's mail magazine No.56 Jan. 28, 2011

"U.S. fears for demonstration expanding in Egypt and Japanese mass media agrees with it"

Coup in Tunisia is spilling over to Egypt.
I haven't been sure yet how far it'll expand, but its course can't help giving a big influence on the Palestinian issue.
That's why I pay attention to this demo.
Of course, U.S. is interested in it with the same reason.
U.S. can't maintain dictatorship, and it doesn't want to be a wet blanket against a trend for democracy, because if it inflamed Egyptian public opinion by maintaining the Mubarak administration, effect would be just the opposite.

To maintain the Mubarak administration comes next for U.S.
The important point is that never letting the next government turn to a Islamic administration which should be anti-U.S. and anti-Israel.
Egypt has such a big role with its influence on security of Mideast.

But what I want to emphasise in this mail magazine is not the dilemma of U.S. which fears that coup is spilling over to Egypt.
Instead, it's the tone of Japanese major newspapers, as if to speak for the U.S. position.
Despite the democratization should be welcomed, they have been continuing to report as if it should be worried about.
Of course, a chaos in Mideast situation would bring various concerns.
It must be big disadvantage for Japanese firms and Japanese economy.
There is concern of damage to Japanese tourists, too.
But these should never be only the reasons why Japanese major newspapers are afraid of this coup spilling over.
They seem to share the interests with U.S. in terms of not only diplomatic relations with China or North Korea, but also even those with Mideast.
They are almost representative of U.S. government.

The editorial articles of both Mainichi and Asahi (Newspaper) of Jan. 28 have shown it perfectly.
The one of Mainichi is entitled "Stop a strong repression", and the key passage is as follows:

- As Clinton the Secretary of State has demanded, Egyptian authorities should not take a tough measures for repression.
Politically, Egypt is Mideast's number-one pro-U.S. country, smoked the peace pipe with Israel in 1979 upmost in the Arab, and fought against Iraq in the Gulf War of 1991 organizing the "Arab allied forces" by request from U.S. Then Egypt is absolutely necessary country for U.S.
What Western nations honestly intend would be that they don't want Islamic forces rising, admitting needs of democracy in the Mideast though.
Grass-roots movement spreading to the Arab world has a tremendous amount of potential to produce major changes in world order. We should re-realize this and watch for the situation... -

This is diplomatic language, and the bottom line is saying that popular revolution gives a bad influence on world order. With the words "Concurrent real feelings of Western nations", the article says Japan should follow them.
No sight line toward Arab people there at all.

Asahi's editorial "Declare democratization to avoid bloodshed" has also the same tone.

- Egypt is a pro-U.S. country that has diplomatic relations with also Israel, it's the middleman and coordinator among Arab countries and in Mideast Peace, besides.
Such political turmoil of regional big power could lead to instability of Mideast.
What is necessary for Egypt not becoming the worst is to avoid bloody tragedy at any cost such as leveling a gun at the public by security forces.
If the government uses violence, terrorism of Islamic extremists would win hearts and minds of the people. Japan is one of the major donor countries to Egypt. Consulting with Western countries, it should encourage Egypt to choose wisely for the future of the country and its people... -

Ashahi is as sly as a fox, which never write as "For U.S." saying "For Egypt" instead.
It's their artifact to steer knowledgeless Japanese readers toward the wrong direction by stating flatly "terrorism of Islamic extremists" as if it were certain fact.

The other newspapers will also put up similar editorials later.

I keep an eye on them.