The head of the Japanese military department Itunori Onoderu quotes RIA News:
Russia is now stepping up activity around Japan. It is a fact. It deploys various military units on the four northern islands (as the Southern Kuriles are called in Japan), not only directs its bombers to Okinawa, as this time, but also conducts specific overflights around Japan.
According to Onodera, “Russian military activity off the coast of Japan” is associated with the introduction of sanctions against Russia, which were also joined in Tokyo.
It is strange that Mr. Onodera does not comment on the military activity of the United States, which for decades has been manifested directly on Japanese territory. This once again speaks of Japan’s lack of real sovereignty and the ability to somehow counteract the US occupation forces.