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New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China

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Recently appointed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi held a telephone conversation. The heads of defense of the United States and Japan agreed that their countries should jointly strengthen the freedom and openness of the Indo-Pacific region, playing a major role here.


This is stated in the message of the Pentagon press service.

During the conversation, the new US Secretary of Defense promised to support Japan in territorial disputes with China. He reaffirmed the readiness of the United States to defend Tokyo's rights to the Senkaku Islands, which are also claimed by Beijing, where this archipelago is called the Diaoyu.

Defense Secretary Austin reaffirmed that Article XNUMX of the US-Japan Security Treaty covers the Senkaku Islands and that Washington is opposed to any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea.

- says the US Department of Defense.

Article 5 of the agreement provides for the joint defense of the two states against external military threats.

The conversation of the ministers also touched upon the topic of North Korea. The parties agreed that they will continue to make efforts to completely eliminate weapons mass destruction.

Japan, China and Taiwan have been arguing about the ownership of the Senkaku Islands for a long time. At the end of World War II, the archipelago came under the control of the Americans, who later handed it over to Tokyo.
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  1. PSih2097
    PSih2097 24 January 2021 12: 28
    +7
    At the end of World War II, the archipelago came under the control of the Americans, who later handed it over to Tokyo.

    Why don’t the Americans give Hawaii and Pearl Harbor to Japan, they deserve it with their blood ...
    1. figwam
      figwam 24 January 2021 12: 41
      0
      Quote: PSih2097
      Why don’t the Americans give Hawaii and Pearl Harbor to Japan, they deserve them with their blood

      They only row for themselves, now they will fight over the rock.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 24 January 2021 14: 16
        +2
        It's not about the rock, but about the resources around. hi
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 24 January 2021 20: 07
          +1
          Well, in a conversation with Japan, they said they would support them.
          In a conversation with Taiwan - what Taiwan will support.
          And they themselves will cruise menacingly with the fleet ... outside the range of the Chinese missiles.
      2. YOUR
        YOUR 26 January 2021 06: 17
        -1
        Yes, stop what kind of war there, they will be indignant with them, write notes and having drunk a beer with a hamburger lying on the couch scratching their belly telling how we do them.
    2. Finches
      Finches 24 January 2021 12: 50
      +5
      I hope the Japanese minister did not forget to kneel down at the beginning of the conversation and shout - "Black Lives Matter!", Otherwise the new US Secretary of Defense might be offended ... laughing Though I was smart enough not to talk about the Kuril Islands!
      1. Kent0001
        Kent0001 24 January 2021 13: 51
        +3
        He does not know where they are, these Kurils. In general, I do not think that he is a strong intellectual due to genetics. In the course of evolution, the Negroid race has developed more in the direction of increasing muscle mass and physical ability than intelligence. The same applies to the Indians.
        1. Finches
          Finches 24 January 2021 13: 53
          +3
          I think that he and where Japan is not very much imagine! laughing
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 24 January 2021 15: 13
        +4
        Quote: Finches
        I hope the Japanese minister did not forget to kneel down at the beginning of the conversation and shout - "Black Lives Matter!", Otherwise the new US Secretary of Defense might be offended ... laughing Though I was smart enough not to talk about the Kuril Islands!

        In general, the Japanese should be wary.
        These words of "support" can be regarded as an invitation to the Japanese to go to war with the Chinese and Koreans, in order in the interests of the United States to slow down the economic locomotive of China.
        1. Finches
          Finches 24 January 2021 15: 26
          +3
          Japan is a loyal vassal of the United States - they will tell them to fight from Washington - they will meekly start!
    3. Ros 56
      Ros 56 24 January 2021 12: 55
      0
      So after all, the striped people did not spill water for these lands.
      1. soul
        soul 24 January 2021 13: 07
        +6
        Quote: Ros 56
        So after all, the striped people did not shed water for these lands

        And who made them? Is it cramped on your mainland?
  2. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 24 January 2021 12: 29
    +6
    Changing the leader in the gang always implies a formidable roar. The chair has not yet warmed up, but has already puffed out its cheeks. True, it’s even a shame. The Japanese promised not to smoke ours in the first place, but the Chinese offered to spit in noodles.
  3. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 24 January 2021 12: 32
    +14
    New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China

    I wonder what would start if
    the current Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation promised to support China in territorial disputes with Japan
    ?
    1. Pechkin
      Pechkin 24 January 2021 12: 35
      +5
      Yes, what's the news here, Japan is probably the main ally of the United States in the Pacific region. Now, if the US Secretary of Defense said: Japan deal with the disputed islands itself, we will be friends with China and in general it is better to tell BLM or not. That would be news.
      1. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose 24 January 2021 13: 38
        +1
        Quote: Pechkin
        Now, if the US Secretary of Defense said: Japan deal with the disputed islands itself

        I think that in case of aggravation of the situation around the islands, everything will be so. But not in words, but in deeds. The n-owls have such a national trait - to be inactive at the right time or openly "throw" their allies.
      2. Fitter65
        Fitter65 24 January 2021 15: 08
        +1
        Quote: Pechkin
        Japan is probably the main US ally in the Pacific region.

        Why so loud and pretentious-ALLY !! An ordinary country under the occupation and external control of the United States ...
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 24 January 2021 15: 00
      0
      Quote: Polite Moose
      New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China

      I wonder what would start if
      the current Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation promised to support China in territorial disputes with Japan
      ?

      Just about, I'm also wondering - how will they support? Even if it comes to shooting - the yapps with the Chinese pop a little into the air, the steam will be released and calm down. What will the Americans do at this moment? Are they going to stand between them or zhahnut across China? What help is there? Will CNN continue to scold aggressive China annexing Japanese island? Well, we, for example, have long been accustomed to ...
    3. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
      Andrey Krasnoyarsky 24 January 2021 15: 37
      +1
      ... what would start if the current Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation promised to support China in territorial disputes with Japan.
      And there is no need to guess what would start in this case. In all Western media, a universal howl would rise that aggressive Russia is about to attack peaceful Japan.
    4. Intruder
      Intruder 25 January 2021 09: 00
      0
      the current Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation promised to support China in territorial disputes with Japan
      ?
      dollar for 100, by February 23 and the question of Crimea in the UN :)))
  4. Voltsky
    Voltsky 24 January 2021 12: 35
    +1
    New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China

    until the last Japanese
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 January 2021 12: 37
    +8
    should jointly strengthen freedom and the openness of the Indo-Pacific by playing here the main role
    Have you talked about the Kurils? After all, there is Japan, oh, how it is necessary to play together with the United States "the main role". How Americans strengthen freedom has long been well known. But China doesn't care what two ministers are whispering about.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 January 2021 12: 40
    +4
    Spread the hornets nest with a stick and run ... let the locals figure it out? What a vile nation, Americans, they care about everything ... And is it a nation?
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 24 January 2021 12: 45
      +8
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And is it a nation?

      The national hodgepodge, whose "American Dream" - grab as much as possible, and there the grass does not grow, we had something like that in the 90s ...
      as in that joke ...
      - Mr. Goldberg, tell us how you became a millionaire.
      - Well, when I first came to America, I had 10 cents.
      I bought two apples with them, washed them and sold them for 10 cents each.
      - And then?
      - Then with this money I bought four apples, washed and sold for ten cents each.
      - And then? Did you buy eight apples and sell them for 10 cents each? So?
      - Not this way. Then my uncle died and left me a million dollars in inheritance.
      1. Crowe
        Crowe 24 January 2021 12: 57
        +11
        I heard similar in a slightly different interpretation:
        There he also "worked a lot" from dawn to dusk ...
        "And then? You bought eight apples and sold them for 10 cents each? So?"
        - No. Then I took my Colt and robbed the bank.
        In my opinion, the version of the anecdote is more appropriate for the American nation.
        1. novel66
          novel66 24 January 2021 14: 03
          +4
          the native knows better lol
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 24 January 2021 14: 11
            +2
            Quote: novel xnumx
            the native knows better

            If the Anglo-Saxon allows him.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 25 January 2021 09: 01
              +1
              If the Anglo-Saxon allows him.
              while getting down on one knee !? wink
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 25 January 2021 10: 40
                0
                Quote: Intruder
                while getting down on one knee !?

                So he did not stand before the aborigines, but before "black lives are more important."
                1. Intruder
                  Intruder 26 January 2021 06: 59
                  +1
                  and before "black lives are more important."
                  Duc, but what's the difference, the main thing is that he got up on his knee .., the main thing is that his back is not used to turning wink , and then who knows these democratic black "lords" !? laughing
        2. PSih2097
          PSih2097 24 January 2021 17: 29
          +7
          Quote: Crowe
          - No. Then I took my Colt and robbed the bank.

          well, I heard this option from a classmate living THERE ...
          No. Then I took all the money I earned and bought the cheapest Colt at the pawnshop, with which I robbed the bank.
      2. for
        for 24 January 2021 14: 12
        +3
        Quote: PSih2097
        we had something like that in the 90s

        Last summer, schoolboy Sasha Sotnikov got into trouble: his computer broke down. Instead of asking his parents to buy a new one, the boy decided to solve the problem on his own. Mom invited him to try to make money selling garden apples.

        - I really liked my mother's idea. Gathered apples and began to think, who will sell them? My grandmother agreed to help, she became my sales manager. Over the summer and autumn, I earned 5000 rubles from apples, of which I gave 10% to my grandmother. But I didn't have enough money for a computer. I decided that I would save further, - Sasha recalls.

        https://74.ru/text/business/2020/10/08/69496291/
        And this is ours. Apples are clearly with the grandmother planted the apple tree.
  7. askort154
    askort154 24 January 2021 12: 47
    +6
    New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China

    Oh, and the first sleepless days of the new US Secretary of Defense are hard. It is necessary to call all the US allies - to inform them that the new team of the "most white house in the world" will not leave them. And Japan will be especially supported, both against China and against Russia - in its struggle for all the islands in the APR.
    Although I am originally from Africa, the Japanese islands are like my own! crying
    1. Pechkin
      Pechkin 24 January 2021 13: 03
      +1
      Although I am originally from Africa
      Well, Georgia doesn't seem to be in Africa, but as for the allies, we would have such problems.
      1. askort154
        askort154 24 January 2021 13: 38
        +1
        Pechkin ..Well, the state of Georgia seems not to be in Africa. But as for the allies, we would have such problems.

        "Georgia" is not the homeland of Africans. There "Georgians were born" wink
        And Lloyd Austin is much blacker than a Georgian, even Saakashvili.
        And what does this mean? ... Right! His ancestors are not from Georgia, but from the real Africa! First, do not rush to pour out your emotions, making mistakes in the "opus". Secondly, any alliance necessarily implies infringement of the sovereignty of one of the parties.
        As a result, the weaker "ally" enters into an alliance with the strong,
        selling him his sovereignty. There were times when the World was divided into two camps of "allies". One camp was fed by the USA, the second by the USSR.
        As a result, there was parity in everything, including the UN and international rights. Today, after the collapse of the USSR, all of its former "allies" have queued up at the US trough. And Russia, recovering, went the other way.
        Instead of feeding the "false allies", I decided to remember about my real ally - "Army and Navy", as bequeathed by the ancestor - Alexander III! hi
        1. Pechkin
          Pechkin 24 January 2021 15: 17
          +1
          You are right about the mistake, hurry up.
          Instead of feeding the "false allies", I decided to remember about my real ally - "Army and Navy", as bequeathed by the ancestor - Alexander III!
          Here I do not agree, all around the enemies need to rally. Russia needs allies, there is no need to shut itself off from the world and turn into a country of an outcast.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 25 January 2021 09: 03
      0
      Although I am originally from Africa, the Japanese islands are like my own!
      even grandfather was on them when he washed the deck of an American aircraft carrier with his calloused black palms !!! bully
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  9. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 24 January 2021 12: 50
    +4
    New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China


    To promise is not to marry.

    Something Eponia has cut off recently, then give them the Kuriles, then the Chinese islands.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 24 January 2021 13: 09
      +3
      The economy is crumbling, the population is shrinking, they have the position of vassals and multiplied by Asian cruelty and arrogance (of course, we also have a problem with the population and a crisis in the economy, but not as hard as the Yap people). It is a usual attempt to solve the crisis by war, although they were unlucky with their neighbors - both China and the Russian Federation and Korea are too tough, while China and Russia can be driven into the Middle Ages even without nuclear weapons. You can shout as much as you like "the Japanese fleet is strong", but it does not change geography - it is completely dependent even on elementary resources from the outside and is densely packed with critical facilities. But what I mean - it will not go further than balabolism.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 24 January 2021 13: 15
        0
        That's right, I agree with every word good

        Forgotten the Yapas, how Soviet soldiers tore their millionth Kwantung Army in a few weeks))
    2. askort154
      askort154 24 January 2021 14: 00
      0
      Lord of the Sith ...Something Eponia has cut off recently, then give them the Kuriles, then the Chinese islands.

      Everything is clear here. The EU has a new candidate for the role of "Biden's beloved wife" - Poland. And in the Asia-Pacific region - old Japan, shows that it
      remains the same true "geisha" for the United States, despite the change in orientation there. hi
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 January 2021 14: 17
      0
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Something Eponia has cut off recently, then give them the Kuriles, then the Chinese islands.
      - You, Zin, run into rudeness, Everything, Zin, you strive to offend!
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 24 January 2021 15: 02
        0
        It was you and your wife who were talking about sour borscht and fat ass and accidentally posted the stenography on VO?)))

        Lan, no offense, but alcohol should be tied hi
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 24 January 2021 15: 17
          0
          Quote: Lord of the Sith
          It was you and your wife who were talking about sour borscht and fat ass and accidentally posted the stenography on VO?)))

          This is me about some of the present adherents of the State Department and the tumblers.
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 24 January 2021 15: 29
            0
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Quote: Lord of the Sith
            It was you and your wife who were talking about sour borscht and fat ass and accidentally posted the stenography on VO?)))

            This is me about some of the present adherents of the State Department and the tumblers.


            These ghouls will not go anywhere, and you need to drive them with a rubber club in the tail and mane)))
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 24 January 2021 15: 34
              0
              Quote: Lord of the Sith
              These ghouls will not go anywhere, and you need to drive them with a rubber club in the tail and mane)))

              Ani without a kick, that without a carrot.
    4. Intruder
      Intruder 25 January 2021 09: 04
      0
      Something Eponia has cut off recently, then give them the Kuriles, then the Chinese islands.
      the memory of atomic sunburn, it is clear ... :)
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 24 January 2021 12: 51
    0
    Well, promising doesn't mean getting married. The striped ones can promise as much as they want and they promised and threw no less.
  11. Bradley
    Bradley 24 January 2021 13: 07
    +4
    It would be strange if it were not supported. All the same, an Ally, even a friend.
  12. soul
    soul 24 January 2021 13: 09
    +4
    US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi held a telephone conversation. The heads of defense of the United States and Japan agreed that their countries should jointly strengthen the freedom and openness of the Indo-Pacific region, playing a central role here.

    We agreed to continue playing "the king of the hill" and not let anyone on this mountain.
  13. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 24 January 2021 13: 19
    0
    "... US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi held a telephone conversation." - Shoigu was invisibly present winked
  14. sleeve
    sleeve 24 January 2021 13: 25
    +1
    Come on, Uncle C, we will lend a shoulder. If you need it ...
  15. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 32
    +8
    New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan in territorial disputes with China

    The Japanese have territorial claims to everyone. Japan will burst from its claims.
  16. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 36
    +10
    their countries should jointly strengthen the freedom and openness of the Indo-Pacific, playing a central role here

    Once Japan imagined itself to be a great power ... Now it is again trying to think of itself as great, but with the help of the Americans. They forget one simple truth: An occupied country cannot be a great power, even at the regional level.
    China will not allow Japan to grow stronger.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 January 2021 15: 25
      +1
      Quote: Jaromir
      Once Japan imagined itself to be a great power ... Now it is again trying to think of itself as great, but with the help of the Americans.

      The same Americans made her great, but during the 40s of the 20th century, she simply decided that she was more dignified than her mother, the United States. Now everything has returned to the second round, again the greatness has crept into all the cracks.
  17. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 37
    +6
    Article 5 of the agreement provides for the joint defense of the two states from external military threats

    No one is going to attack Japan. Japan follows the path of the Baltics. They are constantly howling that Russia will attack them ...
  18. Falx
    Falx 24 January 2021 13: 38
    +2
    the typical approach of mattress makers, provoke territorial disputes, and by all means interfere with the rhubarb of these disputes ...
    I am sure the Japanese elites do not care about the Kuril Islands, but they cannot refuse them, because they are not independent. Mattress covers hold them tightly by the eggs, with a whole set of various tools ...

    The same is with these unfortunate rocks in the East China Sea, the same about the small and ... all kinds of birds in the Sea of ​​Japan, which the Yapas still "share" with Korea, and of course the same thing about all the numerous disputes around islands and atolls in the South China Sea ...

    divide and rule...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 January 2021 15: 32
      0
      Quote: Falx
      I am sure the Japanese elites do not care about the Kuril Islands, but they cannot refuse them, because they are not independent.

      Well, occasionally the spirit of greatness and samurai wakes up in the heads of the Japanese man in the street.
      I don’t know if the islanders are shouting "Glory to Japan, glory to the heroes!", But that is what they do not jump in the squares, that's for sure.
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 26 January 2021 07: 02
        +1
        I don't know if the islanders are shouting "Glory to Japan, glory to the heroes!"
        like, like this: "皇帝 へ の 栄 光" wink
  19. Jaromir
    Jaromir 24 January 2021 13: 39
    +9
    The conversation of the ministers also touched upon the topic of North Korea. The parties agreed that they will continue to make efforts to completely eliminate weapons of mass destruction.

    But they forgot to ask the DPRK if the country wants to disarm and eliminate its weapons of mass destruction, which provide the DPRK with security from the American-Japanese invasion.
  20. voffka
    voffka 24 January 2021 13: 54
    +1
    It is strange that the only black man instead of pi @ ar
  21. faiver
    faiver 24 January 2021 14: 55
    0
    Can this Lloyl Austin sing? and then as I look at the photo, I start humming the tune "Let my people go" smile
  22. 220976
    220976 24 January 2021 16: 22
    +7
    New US Secretary of Defense pledges to support Japan

    Something Americans in recent days too often confirm their promises. Only recently have they confirmed the need for NATO, now Japan has confirmed its further occupation ...
  23. denk20
    denk20 24 January 2021 18: 40
    0
    Does Japan also have territorial disputes over China?
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 26 January 2021 07: 04
      +1
      Does Japan also have territorial disputes over China?
      completely, especially in the 2nd and after the Korean, remained the size of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk !!! request
  24. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 26 January 2021 11: 49
    -1
    Quote: Intruder
    the current Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation promised to support China in territorial disputes with Japan
    ?
    dollar for 100, by February 23 and the question of Crimea in the UN :)))

    and what - it scared you so? Yes, even 300 for green toilet paper! We will produce more of our own and develop our technologies faster, and not work for amers. In general, all these stock speculations must be stopped. The ratio should correspond to the level of turnover. It is a pity that our legislation is still largely pro-Western. Hence these bulk criminals. It is necessary to control the top of the Ministry of Internal Affairs more carefully. hi