This is one of my favorite photos. Fuji taken from the Tokyo Skytree. The title of the photo will be Fuji at dusk, Tokyo at dusk, and so on. It certainly is.
Actually, this sky is Japan, but it is not Japan. Although it is Japan's airspace, most of it is airspace where the US military is conducting air traffic control duties and Japan cannot fly freely. The airspace extends from Niigata Prefecture to western Tokyo, the Izu Peninsula, and Nagano Prefecture over nine prefectures, with altitudes ranging from 12,000 feet (approximately 3,700m) to a maximum of 23,000 feet (approximately 7,000m). The reason why flights between Haneda Airport and Itami and Fukuoka pass through Tokyo Bay is to avoid this airspace.
Currently, there is a lot of debate about how to strengthen defense capabilities and how to finance them. As a citizen, of course, I want peace, but I also want to avoid burdens. Even so, I can't deny the abruptness this time. Why? In short, it was nothing more than the fact that we had forgotten that there was an emergency, or that we have been made to be forgotten. It is surmised that Japan alone cannot protect many of the metropolitan areas, which are home to central government agencies, leading Japanese companies, and schools. There are many things that we don't know until the battle starts, but it seems better to think of it as an emergency. If you look at it that way, in fact, Japan has been in an emergency situation ever since the late Edo period. Although It is certainly not wartime and no fighting is taking place at the moment, I think it makes more sense to think that this situation is not normal in the first place. Before discussing increased military spending, it seems like a wise approach to look back at history from the late Edo period.
Urban legends such as the existence of a huge shelter in the basement of Tokyo, and the bridges of golf courses in Hokkaido that are designed to allow tanks to pass through, may not be entirely false.
In any case, it is a historical fact that should not be forgotten that Japan was defeated in the war and that the United Nations was built by victorious nations.