The Japanese are looking for "loopholes" on the issue of the Kuril Islands in the not yet adopted version of the Constitution

The Japanese are looking for "loopholes" on the issue of the Kuril Islands in the not yet adopted version of the Constitution

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In Japan, they are looking for "loopholes" in the country's Basic Law regarding the Kuril Islands. Japanese media are vividly discussing an amendment to the Russian Constitution prohibiting tearing off the country's territory. Commentators at Asahi Shimbun, Nihon Keizai, Hokkaido Shimbun and other newspapers agreed: “Russia claims that the Northern Territories (South Kuril Islands) belong to it by right, and if such an amendment is made, it will complicate further Japanese Russian negotiations. " [center]

Who forgot the story of the joint Declaration


The metropolitan newspaper Toyo Keizai categorically does not agree with this conclusion, or rather, the diplomat (as the publication positions him) Masaru Sato, who posted his lengthy article in this publication. Reading it, you recall the comedy by Alexander Ostrovsky, "For every sage, quite simplicity."

The simplicity of the diplomat Sato rolls over. In his opinion, Japanese journalists writing about Russia did not carefully study the Russian Constitution, so they turn into a matter of dispute what is not.

First, Sato refers to the text of the current Constitution of Russia, adopted in 1993: “In accordance with the procedure established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the president takes measures to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation, its independence and state integrity, ensures the coordinated functioning and interaction of state authorities.”

From the cited short story, the author concludes that this is a "ban on the alienation of territories." However, it does not prevent President Vladimir Putin from negotiating a new status for the “northern territories”. It is appropriate to recall here that only specially authorized persons of the State Duma and the Federation Council are entitled to legal interpretation of legislative acts. A particular view of the problem (in this case, the diplomat Sato) cannot be the norm applied in bilateral relations.

Moreover, the article of the Constitution mentioned in the Toyo Keizai did not prevent the Russian territories from being torn off in the Chinese and Azerbaijani border areas and the Bering Sea. So, the Basic Law of Russia in this part requires additions and clarifications.

Further - from the series about Kiev uncle. Out of connection with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Masaru Sato recalled the meeting in Singapore on November 14, 2018 of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At it, the parties "reached an agreement to expedite negotiations on a peace treaty on the basis of the Soviet-Japanese declaration of 1956." Hence the conclusion: everything that was agreed before the adoption of the amendments is not subject to revision.

He draws his flimsy argument to the succession of Russia and concludes: “Russia is the successor of the USSR, therefore it bears the responsibility of fulfilling the international rights and obligations of the Soviet Union.”

Masaru Sato forgot that back in 1960, the USSR refused to transfer the Kunashir and Iturup islands to Japan, since Tokyo did not fulfill the main condition of the Declaration. She was tied to the conclusion of a peace treaty, which would have fixed the neutral status of Japan.

Instead, the Japanese government signed the "US-Japan Interaction and Security Treaty," allowing Americans to use military bases on its territory. By the way, at one of the meetings with Abe, Putin told him something like this: we will give you the islands, and you will launch the Americans with missiles there. The Japanese prime minister, as the media wrote, did not find what to answer.

Perhaps you should not evaluate the other arguments of Masaru Sato. They are from the same series that are already given. Continuous Wishlist to return the "northern territories", not taking into account the interests of Russia, its concerns and risks, not to mention the new approaches in the legislation, which the Japanese diplomat so clumsily referred to.

Defensive bastion of Russia


Meanwhile, among the Japanese there are really thinking people. One of them, Itiu Inui, writes in Viewpoint, a Japanese English-language publication:

Discussions about the territorial issue in Japan have always been one-sided, and the Japanese do not fully understand the military value of the Kuril Islands, which they represent for Russia. They are her "defensive bastion", harboring from the United States.

The author recalls Stalin's post-war statement that the Kuril Islands will henceforth play the role of a “breakwater” protecting the USSR from attacks from the Pacific Ocean, as well as the role of a support base for advancing into the Pacific Ocean.

“Non-freezing sea lanes located in the southern part of the Tishima archipelago between the islands of Kunashir, Iturup and Urup (Kunashir Strait, Catherine Strait, Frieza Strait, etc.) are important sea gates leading to the Pacific Ocean,” writes Itiu Inui and adds, “The value of the Kuril archipelago that Stalin spoke of has not changed to this day.”

Here, the Japanese author is not quite right. Six years ago, the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf recognized the central part of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk as Russian territory. Affected, in particular, and the internal Russian character of this water area. Now almost the whole sea is ours. The transfer of the southern islands of the Lesser Kuril Range to Japan may change the current status of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

What, of course, you need to agree with the author of Viewpoint, is that "the chances of Japan returning the" northern territories "are extremely low." Itiu Inui explains his conclusion by strengthening the Russian military potential in the Far East and finds a sound justification for this: “The Kunashir and Iturup Islands effectively“ cover ”the Sea of ​​Okhotsk from breaking through the American naval forces.” Simple and without amateurish frills in the Russian legislation.

Nevertheless, the Japanese were not in vain worried about changes in the Russian Constitution: it also protects the country's security from possible short-sighted decisions of the highest authority.
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  1. rocket757 12 March 2020 17: 43 New
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    It seems to me or is it really that they already indicated the route? It seems even once and for all.
    1. cniza 12 March 2020 18: 19 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      It seems to me or is it really that they already indicated the route? It seems even once and for all.


      It seems they are lost, we need to tell them.
      1. WILL 12 March 2020 18: 33 New
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        Grandfather’s Medal “For Victory over Japan” - once and for all decided Legal Stasus of the Kuril Islands! And loopholes in this status - Absent completely!
        1. rocket757 12 March 2020 18: 40 New
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          But thanks to our great grandfather and the promise that we will not give and do not shame!
          1. WILL 12 March 2020 18: 59 New
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            Quote: rocket757
            But thanks to our great grandfather and the promise that we will not give and do not shame!

            Grandfather to Regret Already passed away. Leaving Me, his only male descendant, a sense of Pride for how he lived his life! Bright, Saturated, on one Breath. He also had Peace Labor awards, but he valued Front-line ones above all! Regarding the Medal “For Victory over Japan,” I always laughed - that this is His most undeserved Award, that I didn’t have time to fire a single shot ... the Kwantung Army was so defeated with lightning speed!
      2. rocket757 12 March 2020 18: 39 New
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        It’s like a multi-episode about one not very clever, next to which there’s another one, even more advanced in this regard! With such guys she even explained she could get tired completely.
        1. cniza 12 March 2020 19: 19 New
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          But these are their problems, let them explain to each other ...
      3. Ravil_Asnafovich 12 March 2020 18: 53 New
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        Yeah, in the hoku style to steer.
        1. cniza 12 March 2020 19: 21 New
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          And send on foot ...
          1. rocket757 12 March 2020 19: 27 New
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            On foot, they are only in a circle ... however, these are not our problems.
    2. letinant 13 March 2020 07: 27 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      It seems to me or is it really that they already indicated the route? It seems even once and for all.

      I agree to a village in Peru.
      1. rocket757 13 March 2020 07: 30 New
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        But what is wrong with Peru, how to send the descendants of samurai to Schaub? There Machu Picchu, there is interest!
        1. letinant 13 March 2020 07: 36 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          But what is wrong with Peru, how to send the descendants of samurai to Schaub? There Machu Picchu, there is interest!


          Here !!!
          1. rocket757 13 March 2020 07: 37 New
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            Is there SUCH ??? did not know.
            1. letinant 13 March 2020 07: 41 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              Is there SUCH ??? did not know.

              There is more!
    3. iouris 13 March 2020 10: 04 New
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      Never say never". And although you can’t beat a whip with your butt, water wears away a stone. Moreover, the Japanese are already accustomed to predatoryly exploit the human, marine and natural resources of Soviet Primorye.
  2. knn54 12 March 2020 17: 44 New
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    A new kind of Japanese struggle for the return of the Kuril Islands appeared.
  3. Ravil_Asnafovich 12 March 2020 17: 45 New
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    You can offer hara-kiri to samurai
    1. Gene84 13 March 2020 00: 40 New
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      What is Harakiri? laughing
  4. DMB 75 12 March 2020 17: 55 New
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    Our Kuril Islands. Point. Not discussed.
    1. Aerodrome 12 March 2020 18: 01 New
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      Quote: DMB 75
      Our Kuril Islands. Point. Not discussed.

      but I’m no longer funny ... no one asks us in fact. whatever they want, they’ll do it.
    2. Karabin 12 March 2020 21: 36 New
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      Quote: DMB 75
      Our Kuril Islands. Point. Not discussed.

      Even as discussed. Interview Lavrov to help.
  5. Hypatius 12 March 2020 18: 17 New
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    Advertising article? About the finger. Turn up a plebescite. The main signature in the magazine, and throwing ballots is not a problem. Now they are shouting that the turnout threshold is unimportant, then they will praise her. As in 93 they lied that there would still be a vote on the final version of the project, although then no one had seen the project in the face. What observers (real) can really do is count on the heads of individuals in all areas. An old joke in the subject. Ella Putin: Two news, good and bad. P.: good at first. E.: you are again elected president. P.: is it bad? E.: no one voted for you.
    PS Legitimacy and legality do not always coincide. The laws have long been scored, but they want to be beautiful in the world, even by fraud.
  6. faterdom 12 March 2020 18: 18 New
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    Oh, the Japanese are reading our Constitution! Not yet accepted! I respect you.
    How would they read Gogol, "Taras Bulba" in particular ... About a letter to the Turkish Sultan.
    1. dauria 12 March 2020 18: 50 New
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      Oh, the Japanese are reading our Constitution! Not yet accepted! I respect you.


      Naive ... They do not know what to change the constitution in Russia-just spit.
      Today is one, tomorrow is another. Probably idiots narrow-eyed by law used to live. What to take from the wretched.
    2. tihonmarine 12 March 2020 20: 05 New
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      Quote: faterdom
      How would they read Gogol, "Taras Bulba" in particular ... About a letter to the Turkish Sultan.

      Yes, and the Russian folk tale "The Fox and the Crane" is a tale of friendship between the sly fox and the smart crane.
  7. cniza 12 March 2020 18: 18 New
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    Itiu Inui explains his conclusion by strengthening the Russian military potential in the Far East and finds a sound justification for this: “The Kunashir and Iturup islands effectively“ cover ”the Sea of ​​Okhotsk from breaking through the American naval forces.” Simple and without amateurish frills in Russian law.


    All sit already exactly on the pope and do not twitch ...
  8. Stas-90 12 March 2020 18: 33 New
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    If the Constitution cannot do something, this does not mean that this cannot be done.
    We just need to rewrite the Constitution.
    1. Karabin 12 March 2020 21: 37 New
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      Quote: Stas-90
      We just need to rewrite the Constitution.

      Easily laughing
  9. parusnik 12 March 2020 19: 06 New
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    Question about the Kuril Islands, like a fairy tale about the White bull-calf: Return the Kuril Islands, we won’t refund, everyone says we won’t refund, but you take and return the Kuril Islands .. etc. for more than 60 years they have been repeating ... How long has hope remained in them for a return ..
  10. Barmaleyka 12 March 2020 19: 15 New
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    give freedom and independence to the Ainu
  11. tihonmarine 12 March 2020 19: 52 New
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    "Russia is the successor of the USSR, therefore, it bears the responsibility of fulfilling international rights and obligations of the Soviet Union."
    Well then, all the territories torn away from the USSR must be returned to Russia.
  12. Caretaker 12 March 2020 20: 17 New
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    ... the Japanese government has signed the "Agreement on Interaction and Security between the US and Japan", allowing Americans to use military bases on its territory. By the way, at one of the meetings with Abe, Putin told him something like this: we will give you the islands, and you will launch the Americans with missiles there. The Japanese prime minister, as the media wrote, did not find what to answer.

    According to the authors of articles on this topic, if Japan pledges not to deploy American bases on the Kuril Islands, is it possible to transfer the islands? A very common misconception, a step towards concluding an agreement on the transfer of two islands.
    In the Kuril Islands, the Japanese are more dangerous for us than the Americans, because The United States does not claim this land.
  13. Karabin 12 March 2020 21: 40 New
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    Masaru Sato forgot that back in 1960, the USSR refused to transfer the islands of Kunashir and Iturup to Japan,

    So what? You can reset not only the number of presidential terms.
  14. DPN
    DPN 12 March 2020 22: 20 New
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    Only, the Japanese region as part of R.F. their technology may come in handy.
  15. 1536 13 March 2020 05: 50 New
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    Twenty five again? The Kuril Islands are Russian land. The Japanese need to bite their tongue about this, and their wall newspapers with their provocateurs need to stop quoting.
  16. BAI
    BAI 13 March 2020 08: 50 New
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    Any constitutional provision can be unrecognizable by laws and, moreover, by-laws written in pursuance of an article of the constitution.
  17. Shadow041 13 March 2020 10: 57 New
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    The Kuril Islands, or part of them, under no circumstances can be transferred to Japan. Japan can withdraw US troops from its territory, and then reintroduce them, as was already the case with the withdrawal from NATO and the return to NATO of France and Greece ... If you now surrender the Kuril Islands it will not work without a big war, and the US missiles in the Kuril Islands will reality ...