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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Bitter Taste Has Power

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Bitter Taste Has Power

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave an exclusive interview to ITAR-TASS and Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Mr. Prime Minister, thank you very much for the opportunity to meet with you. As far as I understand, this is the first trip of the head of the Japanese government to our country in the last ten years. What are you going to Russia with? And in general, what place does Russia occupy today in Japan’s foreign policy?

Shinzo Abe: It is with great pleasure that I am going to Russia now. Russia is a very important neighbor for Japan, relations between our countries are among the richest in possibilities. Japan and Russia have common benefits and a common interest in maintaining peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Russia is a country that has a huge territory and rich resources. Japan has high technology. Therefore, our countries naturally complement each other and will, I think, do this through cooperation. Two years ago, after the powerful natural disasters in eastern Japan, Russia immediately sent a large rescue team to us, and we do not forget about it. Then the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill visited the affected areas, where restoration work is underway, including the damaged Orthodox Church. President Putin has a clear goal - to build a strong, prosperous Russia. And my current goal is to build a strong Japan. Thus, President Putin and I share common values ​​and ideals. And I have great feelings for him. I have already had the opportunity to meet several times with President Putin as Secretary General of the Cabinet or as Prime Minister of Japan. During this visit, I, firstly, would like to establish a personal relationship with him as the Prime Minister. Secondly, I would like to reveal the possibilities for the comprehensive development of our relations in the future. Thirdly, I hope to agree on a new start of peace talks that are not moving forward between our countries, give impetus to our relations and make the current visit open up new long-term opportunities for their development.

I would like to emphasize that in this visit I will be accompanied by numerous high-ranking representatives of private business. It is the largest and most powerful in stories Our relationship is a business mission consisting of approximately 120 people. I would like to outline new opportunities and establish contacts in three promising areas - investment environment, health care, as well as agriculture and food production. We hope to present our high technologies in medicine, delicious Japanese food products to the Russian public, and to establish complementary relations in these areas.

Mr. Prime Minister, you have already answered almost all my further questions. Therefore, I will have to detail them. I would like to start with the most sensitive issue in our relationship. You mentioned that you would like to negotiate with President Putin on the conclusion of a peace treaty. Two years later, 70 is celebrated years since the end of the Second World War, and there is no peace treaty between Russia and Japan, this is not normal. You said several times that you would like to achieve a breakthrough in this direction. Therefore, I recall the words of President Vladimir Putin when he used in this context the term from judo "hikivake", i.e. draw. This is what Vladimir Putin proposed as the basis for concluding a peace treaty. Of course, there are certain problems that prevent this. This is the problem of the Kuril Islands. And here I would like to mention one of your predecessors, former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, who spoke about the division of the islands. What concept do you practice? What are you going to negotiate on this issue, if it is not a secret?

Shinzo Abe: 67 years have passed since the end of World War II, and there is still no peace treaty between Japan and Russia. This seems to me to be an abnormal situation. President Putin spoke of this. The conclusion of a peace treaty, in my opinion, would, without any doubt, lead to the abrupt development of our relations. The responsibility of our generation is to resolve the issue of ownership of the four northern islands and conclude a peace treaty. I am very encouraged that President Putin has a positive approach to the dialogue with me on this issue. There is no magical means to solve this problem with one blow. However, having built personal relations of trust with President Putin during this visit to Russia, I would like to demonstrate that we have the same political will to start a new start at our negotiations. I would like to negotiate to find a mutually acceptable solution to the issue against the background of the comprehensive development of our relations.

I would like to touch upon the main theme of our economic cooperation - energy. Japan significantly expands purchases of Russian natural gas. After the tragedy on Fukushima, this has become particularly relevant. How much do you consider promising our cooperation in this direction, what is your special potential?

Shinzo Abe: Energy is one of the most important pillars of Japanese-Russian economic cooperation. Our relations in this area are consistently developing - we can call the extraction of oil and natural gas on Sakhalin, the beginning of the work of the entire pipeline to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. In particular, deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the Sakhalin-2 project, in which Japanese companies take part, cover slightly less than 10 percent of our country's import needs. As you noted, after the powerful natural disasters in 2011, Japanese fuel purchases increased, which increases the trade deficit. An urgent task for our economy has been to reduce the cost of fuel purchases, primarily liquefied natural gas. Japanese-Russian energy cooperation is important in terms of reducing fuel costs and diversifying its sources of income. I consider it important to expand mutually beneficial cooperation in the construction of facilities for the liquefaction of natural gas, in the development of its fields, in production.

You mentioned that the largest landing party of Japanese business is flying to Moscow with you. Almost 120 business representatives will be in Moscow at the same time. If we consider that last year the trade turnover between our countries exceeded the record amount of 30 billion dollars, then you can imagine where he can jump after this landing. And yet - where do you see the greatest opportunities for our trade and economic cooperation, what are the most important projects? What do you expect from the Japanese business in trade with Russia?

Shinzo Abe: Russia has rich resources, Japan - high technology. Therefore, it seems to me, our countries have complementary, mutually beneficial relations. After the formation of our government, Japan began to pursue an economic policy in three ways out of deflation - bold quantitative easing in finance, mobile financial policy, and the encouragement of private investment. On this basis, we strive for active economic growth. Currently, one after another, the results of such a strategy are already showing up. I am confident that the development of the Trans-Siberian Railway, ports in the Far East has great potential for strengthening the economic cooperation of our countries, and Japan can make a great contribution to the development of Siberia and the Russian Far East. As I have already said, an unprecedented economic delegation of leaders of Japanese business is traveling with me. I think that this will be a real impetus to his new full-scale advancement to Russia, to a real expansion of investments. President Putin, as I know, sets the goal of 2018 to raise the position of Russia in the international rating of investment attractiveness to the 20 position. Further improvement of the investment atmosphere on the way to this goal gives hope for the creation of conditions for even broader Japanese investments in your country.

You mentioned the cooperation between our countries in the Far East. But in this region is now quite tense. There is a threat of conflict on the Korean Peninsula, Japan has repeatedly criticized China for its policies. How do you see the cooperation between Japan and Russia in the Asia-Pacific region? And I would like to ask you to separately tell about your vision of the resolution of the North Korean problem.

Shinzo Abe: It seems to me that now there is a rather dangerous security situation in the Asia-Pacific region. Its transformation into an area of ​​peace and stability, without any doubt, meets the interests of Japan and Russia. Expanding our cooperation in this area is not only in the national interests of the two countries, but will also contribute to the development of the entire region. North Korea’s actions and statements are extremely provocative, it provokes the international community. It is necessary that the world community, including Japan and Russia, make it clear to North Korea that this behavior will in no way benefit her. And I believe that the cooperation of our countries in this direction and, further, the cooperation of Russia, Japan, the USA, China, South Korea and other members of the world community will make a great contribution to peace and stability in the region. If we talk about China, then not only Japan, but many other countries are concerned about its actions in the South China and East China seas. Japan and China are in a relationship of strategic complementarity, seven years ago, when I was then prime minister, I visited China, where we expressed consensus on this issue. In the economic sphere, in particular, our relations are inseparable. It is important to understand each other. We keep the door open for dialogue. And it is important, as it seems to me, to return to the initial principle of strategic complementarity with China. In addition to the above, we face new threats and challenges, such as international terrorism, cybernetic terrorism. And I think it is very important to promote Japanese-Russian security cooperation. Recently, it develops just before our eyes. The naval self-defense forces of Japan and the Russian Navy from 1998 of the year to last year already conducted 13 joint exercises to work out search and rescue operations. There is an increase in security cooperation through various channels.

Your family, Mr. Prime Minister, is known for her interest in developing relations previously with the Soviet Union, and now with Russia. Your wonderful father, Shintaro Abe, when he was foreign minister, was in our country and did not hide his sympathy for her. And in this regard, it would be very interesting to know your personal attitude towards Russia. Especially since you, as far as I know, have been in it. If memory serves me correctly, you visited us with Prime Minister Koizumi. So, what does Russia mean to you?

Shinzo Abe: My father, Shintaro Abe, was foreign minister from 1982 to 1986 a year. He was then able to resume negotiations with the USSR, which had previously been interrupted for ten years. Then he visited the Soviet Union. For my father as a politician, one of the tasks was to conclude a peace treaty with the USSR even during the lifetime of the current generation. And my father, a month before his death, met with President Mikhail Gorbachev, who became the last foreign leader with whom he spoke. In 1986, during a visit to Moscow, we created a Japanese corner in the Botanical Garden of the USSR Academy of Sciences. I accompanied my father and attended the planting of these trees. Then it was just a few seedlings, but now, through the 27 years, as I heard, there are already growing 220 sakura trees. And every spring, as I was told, they bloom beautifully. In accordance with the will of my father, I would like to achieve such a development of relations with Russia so that the Sakura there entered a time of full bloom. After the creation of modern Russia, I participated in the Japanese-Russian negotiations in Irkutsk with Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori in 2001, and in 2003 I participated as cabinet secretary general in the official visit of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Moscow. I remember how we, together with Premier Koizumi, visited the Nutcracker ballet. Both of these visits took place in a very cold season, I have never experienced such a cold before, but the Russians took us very warmly. I have the impression of Russia as a country of developed culture, literature, music, technology.

I want to calm you - in Moscow, the weather is now warm, the spring sun will meet you there. I do not know if you will have the opportunity this time to visit that mini-garden in the Botanical Garden that your father planted, but before we went to Japan, we went there and made sure that the sakura you planted is blooming beautifully. It is very beautiful there. In this regard, the question arises - this is the first official visit of the Japanese prime minister in ten years. Of course, there will be a lot of official events, but still, I would like to ask, what is the main message about Japan that you carry to Russia? What, in your opinion, is the place of Japan in the modern world?

Shinzo Abe: The Japanese are very eager to develop relations with Russia. As I said, there are many opportunities in our relationship. For example, I heard that now in Russia - the boom of Japanese cuisine. And during this visit, we also would like to acquaint Russians with delicious Japanese dishes. I wanted them to try more high-quality Japanese food, which is also very healthy. Now, signs of improvement have appeared in the Japanese economy due to our economic and financial policies. I hope that in the process of improving our economic situation, in the evolution of Japanese-Russian relations, we will make a more active contribution to the development of our region and all international relations.

I am forced to interrupt the smooth flow of my questions, since you mentioned one of the most interesting topics for me - Japanese cuisine. We really are booming Japanese cuisine, and in this regard, I would like to ask - what is its secret? It seems to me that Japanese cuisine is a whole philosophy. You said that you were going to offer Muscovites Japanese cuisine. How will you do it?

Shinzo Abe: One of the peculiarities of Japanese cuisine is its ingredients, the products themselves. Fish, vegetables. It is important to use their features, to revive them. In this, I think, one of the special features of Japanese cuisine. In addition, it is very good for health. And I would like the Russians to try authentic Japanese food. We also have Russian restaurants, but among them there are those that do not serve truly authentic dishes. It's hard for me to figure it out.

Unfortunately, there are no real ones.

Shinzo Abe: Therefore, we would like to present real Japanese cuisine during this visit and carry a lot of products with it.

At one time, such a thing as "Reaganomics" was included in the political-economic dictionary. Then - such a thing as "thatcherism." Now, the notion of "abenomics" is becoming increasingly popular. If possible, explain to me, an unknowing person, what is it?

Shinzo Abe: If we talk about these concepts, then at the time of Reagan, the US economy experienced difficult times, suffered from the so-called. stagflation, stagnation and inflation. To overcome this phenomenon, Reagan applied a new policy. Great Britain, too, was stagnant for a long time. the “English disease” that Prime Minister Thatcher coped with. Japan has been suffering from deflation for fifteen years. No other developed country has experienced it for such a long period. This is not only about economics - all this has led to a decline in the role of Japan in the world community. And our people are losing faith in the fact that, for example, next year our lives and society will become better than they are now. Our policy is aimed at radically changing this situation. First of all, you need to change the way you think - you have to believe that next year we will live better. To do this, measures are taken in the field of money circulation, finance, growth strategy. We call it the three arrows of our policy. It is important to return to the Japanese desire and desire for economic growth. This is the essence of our policy.

It seems to me that your life path was predetermined by ancestors. Your maternal grandfather was the prime minister, your father, as we have said, the foreign minister. Of course, you worked in business for some time, but, as I understand it, your political fate was predetermined. And in this regard, tell us what were the main lessons from your grandfather, from your father? How do you use them in your life and politics? Do you have a favorite motto?

Shinzo Abe: I received the same lesson from my grandfather and father. They had one hero - a man named Shoin Yoshida. And he had a favorite expression, borrowed from the ancient Chinese sage Mencius. "If you have checked yourself and are confident that you are right, then go ahead, even if you have an army of ten million enemies in front of you." I learned from my grandfather and father this truth, so important to a politician.

At one time you became the youngest prime minister in Japanese history, the first prime minister born after World War II. You and now - in excellent sports form. What allows you to support her? How do you spend your free time in conditions when the schedule of the Prime Minister is tight to the limit?

Shinzo Abe: Once every two weeks I go to a fitness club and do workouts. Once a month I play golf. And if possible, do not eat all that I was served.

Honestly, once in two weeks is a simulator, and once a month is golf, these are not very big achievements.

Shinzo Abe: But, alas, there is nowhere to go. It does not work anymore.

Mr. Prime Minister, our program is called Formula of Power. You are already the second time as the Prime Minister, you already know the concept of "power". What is it for you? What is the power of taste?

Shinzo Abe: Power is responsibility. Well, the taste ... It would be a mistake to think that this is the taste of honey. It has a bitter taste. One who has no power will not understand this.

I can only wish you to experience this bitter honey taste for a long time. Good luck and a good trip to Russia.
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  1. Canep
    Canep April 29 2013 16: 45 New
    You mentioned that you would like to negotiate with President Putin on the conclusion of a peace treaty. Two years later marks 70 years since the end of World War II, and there is no peace treaty between Russia and Japan

    Again, the Kuril Islands will demand. 70 years one and the same disc twist. A peace treaty is really needed.
    1. avt
      avt April 29 2013 17: 21 New
      Quote: Canep
      A peace treaty is really needed.

      To whom and for what? Explain what it affects? The Japanese have never had problems, attacked without warning. We signed the capitulation, we have enough for our eyes. A review of the outcome of the war request , well, it seems that neither Trump nor Shevarnadze seems to exist.
    2. Maximus
      Maximus April 29 2013 17: 30 New
      The Japanese have adequate politicians, they understand that they don’t see the Kuril Islands “like their own ears.” It’s just that if some politician even hints that the Kuril Islands will never be Japanese again, all this will be the end of his political career. Not only that, in all parties in the election slogans, the return of the Kuril Islands is one of the main ones.
      1. esaul
        esaul April 29 2013 19: 03 New
        Quote: Maximus
        The Japanese have adequate politicians, they are well aware that they can’t see the Kuril Islands "as their ears."

        Greetings to all hi and before you go to the side (tomorrow from the early morning morning - to the fields ...), let me share my thoughts on the visit of Mr. Abe
        Tell me, why is a Japanese minister better than an uninvited guest, civilized, but preoccupied with the Kuril Islands problem? Yes - nothing! If they point him to the door, he, smiling and bowing like a Chinese blockhead, will climb out the window with the same monotonous babble - "Smoked islands nada ...!". A hole to them from a donut and with this hole - a flag in hand on the way back home - to your Japanese islands! If something is left to the Japanese, then it’s only an opportunity to equip these islands for them, for the good of Russia and on the basis of a construction contract. They can build and this will not hurt us. But, in no case do not even consider their intentions about any property in the Kuril Islands and any diasporas. This is the same creeping infection as the Chinese in our Primorye.
        But the Kuril Islands is not the most important aspect in the program of the Russian visit of Mr. Abe, but ONE OF ...
        Far from important and perhaps even more pressing today, is the question of the compatibility of two policies (Chinese and Japanese) in the Pacific region and the ownership of disputed islands in the Ocean. And here the Japanese involuntarily confirm the increased strength and influence of Russia in world political life. they are actually turning to Russia for help in a dispute with China. Because as soon as China can listen to the opinion of Russia more closely today than to the opinion of anyone else.
        And now - "by the bed" hi .
        1. Maximus
          Maximus April 30 2013 09: 05 New
          As for our Primorye, one of the Chinese leaders said "we are not going to Siberia because we need it, but because we do not NEED it"
    3. NKVD
      NKVD April 29 2013 17: 40 New
      If Putin gives the cross-eyed Kuril, he will become a “political corpse” in Russia .. PS Now that the Japs have deteriorated relations with China, and on the contrary, relations are strengthening. Japan is now trying to "ass lick"
      1. Strezhevchanin
        Strezhevchanin April 29 2013 18: 53 New
        Quote: NKVD
        If Putin gives the cross-eyed Kuril Islands

        To begin with, the Kuril Islands are not needed by Japan, it is a lever of pressure from the United States and Russia by the hands of Japan. Let's not forget who sticks the missile defense there.
      2. nickname 1 and 2
        nickname 1 and 2 April 29 2013 18: 56 New
        Quote: NKVD
        Japan is now trying to "ass lick"

        This is an exaggeration!

        If you want to be respected, respect others! fool
        1. vjatsergey
          vjatsergey April 29 2013 20: 30 New
          In the modern world, if you want to be respected, be strong
        2. NKVD
          NKVD April 29 2013 21: 22 New
          Quote: nick 1 and 2
          If you want to be respected, respect others!

          History proves how much we respect our “friends” and they perceive it as our weakness and harbor more. Our policy should be based on the principle of “knocking them out with a wedge” and there is nothing to breed “pink snot” fool
    4. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB April 29 2013 18: 19 New
      The Japanese may be glad to be friends with Russia, but they are under the complete control of the United States both politically and economically ...
    5. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq April 29 2013 18: 39 New
      Quote: Canep
      Again, the Kuril Islands will demand

      I watched on TV the joint communiqué of the GDP and Shinzo Abe, Abe had such a sour face ..... The Kuril Islands passed by the impudent, hungry Japanese snout ..... Although it’s good ..... Maybe something else bent yapov , after fukushima, hydrocarbons need to be appreciated however .....
      1. 755962
        755962 April 29 2013 19: 54 New
        The current Japanese politicians who talk about the Kuril Islands as if they were supposed to be “primordially northern territories” should more often look at documents from the military and post-war periods. As you know, in August 1945, the Japanese government agreed with all the terms of the Potsdam Declaration on the unconditional surrender of Japan, including p. 8, which states: "Japanese sovereignty will be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and the smaller islands that we will indicate." In pursuance of this provision, Japan was deprived of all the Kuril Islands.

        As you know, this was confirmed on January 29, 1946 in the memorandum of the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Powers, General Douglas MacArthur. A document sent to the Japanese government indicated that all islands north of Hokkaido, including those excluded from the jurisdiction of state and administrative power in Japan, were excluded. "a group of Habomai islands (Hapomanjo), including the islands of Susio, Yuri, Akiyuri Shibotsu and Taraku, as well as the island of Shikotan." Then the Japanese government took it for granted and did not raise any objections. The refusal of Japan from the Kuril Islands is recorded in the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty.

        Thus, as the head of the Japanese delegation said in drafting the terms of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty of 1905, Yutaro Komura, noting the objection of the Russian representative to the rejection of the southern part of Sakhalin, which violates the Japanese-Russian treaties, “the war crosses out all the treaties. You were defeated, and let's proceed from the current situation. " One should proceed from the same today.
        1. luka095
          luka095 April 29 2013 21: 26 New
          The Japanese raised the topic of "northern territories" with the filing of the Americans in the early fifties. Fulfilled, so to speak, "order". And Khrushchev helped them, promising to give up two islands if a peace treaty was concluded. The contract was not concluded then - there are no islands. And the Japanese appetites are constantly growing - first they wanted two islands, then four, and they already talk about all the Kuril Islands and recall Sakhalin ...
    6. APASUS
      APASUS April 29 2013 19: 23 New
      Quote: Canep
      Again, the Kuril Islands will demand. 70 years one and the same disc twist. A peace treaty is really needed.

      Japan as a negotiator is very unyielding, therefore, as a rule, negotiations end at the first meetings.
      I see no reason to rest against a peace treaty. The state of "war" with Japan did not prevent them from building a Toyota plant in St. Petersburg. Developing trade, this issue will die out over time.
    7. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 29 2013 19: 57 New
      We don’t need a trick, but we don’t need a strong Japan. China is stronger anyway. Only if we quietly copy microcircuits. Japan is a very weak player in the world, but strong in the Asian region. We need to weigh it, think. In 1905 we also underestimated them, the result is Tsushima. Think !.
    8. Nevsky
      Nevsky April 29 2013 20: 17 New
      Svezhak issue:

  2. vlad767
    vlad767 April 29 2013 16: 58 New
    The conclusion of a peace treaty, in my opinion, would lead, without a doubt, to an abrupt development of our relations. The responsibility of our generation is to resolve the issue of the four northern islands and conclude a peace treaty.

    Hell to you, not smoked !!! angry
    1. Su24
      Su24 April 29 2013 17: 17 New
      No, well, let them liquidate all American bases, change their foreign policy, then we'll talk.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets April 29 2013 17: 22 New
        Quote: Su24
        No, well, let them liquidate all American bases, change their foreign policy, then we'll talk

        Yes, even let the Americans be shot, but they will change into shirts, polls begin to learn Russian and make the Kalinka-raspberry a hymn: you can’t give your land. stop (emoticon shows a fig, cut out by censorship).
        1. Kaa
          Kaa April 29 2013 23: 27 New
          Quote: Vladimirets
          Yes, let the Americans even be shot
          The main thing is not for us ... I somehow do not believe bankers of samurai descent, they call them destroyer aircraft carriers, tests of nuclear weapons - they disguise as an accident at a nuclear power plant: "It turned out that the atmosphere itself was the source of radiation - it revealed minor traces of radioactive isotope of cesium-137, which were not previously fixed. More precisely, they have not been recorded since the late 60s, when the USSR conducted underground tests of nuclear weapons at a training ground in Semipalatinsk. After analyzing satellite data that was carried out in collaboration with the Rhine Institute of Environmental Problems, the University of Cologne recorded an even more surprising result - the source of radiation was Japan, the disaster at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant. However, radioactive clouds with cesium-137 did not come from the east, but from the west, making an almost complete revolution around the Earth, passing over the Pacific Ocean, the USA and Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe and the Urals. The radiation source is not at all located at the Fukushima-1 station, it lies dozens of kilometers east of the shores of Japan, in the Pacific Ocean. Moreover, it coincides with the epicenter of the most destructive earthquake in recent years, which has caused numerous casualties and destruction in Japan, caused an even more destructive tsunami. Although the tsunami should be said separately. With this phenomenon, too, everything is not in order - the source of the tsunami is point-wise, judging by the propagation of waves, which is very rare with underwater earthquakes. In an earthquake, a sufficiently large surface of the earth serves as a wave generator, as a result of which the tsunami wave has a very wide front. As a result of this earthquake, the wave front was rather narrow, which indicated its local, almost point source near the coast of Japan. The answers to all these questions are provided by Chinese sources of information. Their foreign intelligence service has long warned of the secret activities of the Japanese in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Of course, the Japanese have nowhere to conduct nuclear tests - the entire territory of Japan is densely populated. The only possibility is submarine nuclear explosions in the Pacific. The mistake was only that the explosion was carried out in a seismically dangerous area and it served as a trigger for a series of earthquakes. Another noteworthy detail is mentioned - the funnel formed in the ocean "after the March 11 earthquake. Photographs of a huge whirlpool that could even carry powerful ships to the abyss fell into all the news agencies of the world, but why it was formed no one could give a plausible version. According to Chinese analysts, a funnel arose due to the subsidence of the bottom after an underground nuclear explosion. The crew of the American aircraft carrier, which was held near the epicenter of the earthquake, received more radiation than the personnel of the nuclear power plant. "American authorities say that the crew of the ship received a monthly dose of radiation in one hour." The aircraft carrier during the exposure was 170 km from the coast of Japan. The US Navy command immediately ordered all ships to retreat to a safe distance from the Japanese coast. Now the aircraft carrier is trying to wash off radioactive dirt with its own forces.
      2. Maximus
        Maximus April 29 2013 17: 37 New
        Well, who will leave the unsinkable aircraft carrier, especially when the interests of amers unfold in the Asia-Pacific region.
      3. nickname 1 and 2
        nickname 1 and 2 April 29 2013 19: 07 New
        Quote: Su24
        No, well, let them liquidate all American bases, change their foreign policy, then we'll talk.

        What is the ultimatum?

        How much can I send?

        When people are sitting in ..ope because of the elements, you need to lend a helping hand! and the Japanese can be grateful for a long, very long time.

        And lend a helping hand, and there you need to restore 50 nuclear power plants. This is how many years of profitable cooperation?
  3. Ragnarek
    Ragnarek April 29 2013 17: 18 New
    Are the Japanese really stupid or especially for us? about the Kuril Islands in all the languages ​​of the world it is said - do not understand
    1. Maximus
      Maximus April 29 2013 17: 35 New
      It was necessary to negotiate with Khrushchev, who, in exchange for a peace treaty, promised to return 2 of the 4 islands. But this was not enough for the Yapas, and thank God. Yeltsin did not return, and the current government will not give up the islands for a long time, in which there will be absolute rights to Russia and the entire world community.
      1. RUSSIA 2013
        RUSSIA 2013 April 29 2013 18: 14 New
        I served in the Marine Corps in the coastal region 1990-92. I remember all the fuss about smoking, even when it was hard for us, we didn’t give them away, I think we aren’t giving them away yet. That’s why they found gas and oil fields there. Plus, the strategically important location of the islands, in general splinter for Japan and the United States.
        1. DAEDALUS
          DAEDALUS April 29 2013 19: 01 New
          Plus, they discovered gold and rhenium in the Kuril Islands. wink Now they definitely shouldn’t give it away!
        2. nickname 1 and 2
          nickname 1 and 2 April 29 2013 19: 16 New
          Quote: RUSSIA 2013
          strategic location of the islands

          Very strategic!

          So we have an inland sea, but give it back, just like giving the sea away!
  4. Black
    Black April 29 2013 17: 32 New
    - Fedya want something ???, otherwise we won’t understand?
    - So understand it, hope-king, no wonder. They demand the Kemsky volost.
    “So pass on my king?” - Tell your king, my fiery greetings !!!
    1. Averias
      Averias April 29 2013 18: 32 New
      Quote: Chen
      “So pass on my king?” - Tell your king, my fiery greetings !!!

      Here, from TOS "Pinocchio."
  5. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 29 2013 17: 32 New
    Such “silk” when he interviews a Russian newspaper, no aggressively demanding rhetoric. Only one thing is alarming: Russia is a country rich in resources !!! That's what he needs !!! Now the entire Japanese landing force will “turn around” the contracts for the supply of resources, which are advantageous for themselves, and to increase its influence in the “northern territories”, in addition, Japan actively wants to “get into” the Arctic !!!
    As I understand the goals of the Japanese, the following:
    1. Cheap resources
    2. Increasing influence on our islands through investment and admission of Japanese companies
    3. Arctic!

    What can Russia get from Japan? Of course, their technologies are very, very "notable", but there’s no need to talk about a miracle, now it’s not the 80 years. On the world stage, Japan has serious competitors in the supply of technology, not lagging behind in development. Plus, a real miracle no one will give up. Again, the US influence on Japan is still too high. All advanced technologies are tied to defense capability !!!! The maximum that shines is the 5-10 projects of summer ago or minor (or rather not strategic) technologies.
    Well, the stories about tasty and healthy Japanese writing are generally alarming, we are going to see a fish with algae that are usually found near Fukushima ..... everything for us !!!
    Conclusion .... if you want cheap gas - provide real technology. The calculation is not at a preferential rate, but by world standards (and it doesn’t put it too high - let it go away !!!)
    1. AnpeL
      AnpeL April 29 2013 18: 21 New
      Yes! if we bargain for resources, then we must squeeze to the maximum, and not be fooled by real Japanese rolls. And no territory in return
  6. sichevik
    sichevik April 29 2013 17: 51 New
    Yes, they all understand perfectly, these Japanese. No one, under any circumstances, will ever give them the Kuril Islands. This is out of the question. It's just that it is customary for them there, in Japan - if we say something about Russia, then we must remember the Kuril Islands. Let yourself remember. And the Kuril Islands, as were ours, will remain ours.
  7. Manager
    Manager April 29 2013 17: 56 New
    Lyudmila Lyme (Author)

    This poem was written by me on February 9, 2011.
    Exactly a month later, on March 10, the world learned of a terrible disaster - an earthquake that claimed the lives of thousands and thousands of Japanese people. Expressing condolences to the Japanese people, I still regard my work as prophetic, as a warning to other states - do not go against Russia, this is fraught with great troubles (author's comment).

    - Give us the key to the Far East! - Kan screams and beats in convulsions / Japanese Prime Minister /, - since the Kuril Islands cannot live without ikebans ... First we asked: - Kemsk parish? Yes, here! - but the prince intervened again (not Miloslavsky), but could slightly influence the voice ... The state did not give up: - Yes, bite the guys, do not want to? you can’t give the keys to the apartment, where is the bundle of money ?! go there, where we send your mother ...

    Give them the Kuril Islands! funny, right ... we love fish, we eat it ... again, fossils in bulk ... useful ... we won’t give them back! Why is this done, brothers ?! after all, they strive to pull us apart ... here you need to look deeper, because you don’t drink vodka with beer! Give the Kuril Islands to the sunny Japanese, so the Germans “remember” Konigsberg right away, Pskov will ask hot Estonians, Cupid - Chinese, Finns - Karel-breg ...

    But what remains for us - Russia? Moscow? well ... we won’t give Moscow away! We’ll buy Mistral, we are still strong, because we’re keeping the defense industry afloat ... Yes, we’ll rather jump from the Mitsubishi! and transfer to Chevrolet’s Lada: after all, if the roof has lost weight in the world, then someone will have a hole in their head ... But it will be necessary to throw Sonya out too - the law is not written for Russian “fools” ... but under "cut" to go of free will? Are you out of your mind, Naoto Kan ?!

    We tell you, as in our fairy tales, - do not open your mouth on a loaf in which there is no your flour, yeast ... someone else’s savory fruit will become a harvest ... When you understand, under this cornfield, while we are alive, you won’t get Inter, called the South Kuril Islands! and it’s clear to the Japanese hedgehog ...
  8. bord731
    bord731 April 29 2013 18: 02 New
    Quote: Ragnarek
    Are the Japanese really stupid or especially for us? about the Kuril Islands in all the languages ​​of the world it is said - do not understand

    No, the Japanese are not stupid - they just try to achieve their goal by any means. It’s very difficult to convince a person when they grind him from generation to generation that he is exclusively right (“If you have checked yourself and are sure that you are right, then go ahead, even if you have an army of ten million enemies in front of you.”) My opinion, Vladimir Vladimirovich, having deliciously eaten Japanese dishes, will gently REFUSE ... Politics - f ....
  9. Maximus
    Maximus April 29 2013 18: 12 New
    Japanese as small children - "give, give me candy," and dad says to him - "you can’t get too much sweet", the child does not understand the words, starts to act up, then dad can do "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh slow-witted yap, belt and preferably army?
  10. IRBIS
    IRBIS April 29 2013 18: 21 New
    Extremely politically correct interview, everyone carefully avoided the issue of islands. The parties know the position of their opponent on this issue and do not overflow from empty to empty - everything has been said for a long time. And do not tear vests on the chest ahead of time. Now, Japan has more priority problems than senseless butting with Russia. It is necessary to use this, and not to build goat faces by it.
  11. AnpeL
    AnpeL April 29 2013 18: 25 New
    in general it is interesting that from the Far East they are drawn to Russia. Either the chairman of the Communist Party of China, then the Prime Minister of Japan. This should be used and attention should be focused on this, including when developing relations with the West.
  12. Averias
    Averias April 29 2013 18: 41 New
    Not so simple, samurai understand that the "wind" began to blow in the other direction. The USA and its bases are certainly good (Japan). But we are closer, we are friends with China, resources are inundated. And it is doubtful that the Americans will rush to help Japan to provide (whatever it is). The states acre their loved ones, they wanted to spit on everyone else. Masters tell tales, only the "zealous" allies do not want to believe them already. Did the US help Japan with Fukushima? And the fact that the Japanese prime minister came to us to bow, but he does not hide it (only diplomatically it is veiled) - says a lot. And the retinue who came with him, just like under the kings, and they are talking about cooperation with "credentials". Although the Japanese and fatalists, they understand very well that we are nearby. Yes, and China in this way trying to spoil (and to be safe). Although we are of course, this visit puts China in an awkward position. Come on, not in the first.
  13. Canep
    Canep April 29 2013 18: 42 New
    On RT, they just posted a video in the topic
  14. vikruss
    vikruss April 29 2013 18: 56 New
    Not to ourselves, yes, <We don’t have a peace treaty with you>, <give us the islands and then we will give you a piece of paper with a peace treaty> while the two American bases here occupy usable space probably no less than the islands themselves, that was what Yaposhkin Kot had to say. It’s not a bad exchange, we’ve given you a piece of paper and you’re on 2 islands ... It seems that the Borigu was chosen by the Japanese people, and the main topic of his election campaign was to let the United States get out of Japan, the people chose him precisely for this idea, but only now there. Instead of expelling Amer from two military bases and realizing the liberated area, NATO politicians bought him or persuaded him to shut up about these bases and instead start demanding the islands from Russia, because it’s so good for them, especially when they install them in the future radars for tracking Russia and all sorts of other rubbish ... the truth was not badly invented, because it was like that, they put pressure on the Russians and they caved in throughout the 90s, and more. Yes, here they are. They don’t have an agreement with Russia. But they have an agreement with America, isn’t it ironic that it’s the only America that sits on their lands with an area of ​​two bases, and it’s only America that used nuclear weapons against <these poor fellows> a long time ago, no one else in the world has yet made up their minds, Thank God, but ... nevertheless the USA HAS A MAJOR STRATEGIC PARTNER ... and Russia is like an "enemy," although they mostly buy resources from Russians, .. as for me, I would not even raise this topic with this Judas ...
  15. kind
    kind April 29 2013 19: 03 New
    The Japanese may be glad to be friends with Russia, but they are under the complete control of the United States and politically and economically ...

    I wonder if in 1945 the USSR dropped atomic bombs on Japan, would they forgive? In my opinion, no, but America was forgiven, and pretty quickly. The power of money is great.
  16. andrei332809
    andrei332809 April 29 2013 19: 10 New
    I wonder, when was the power sweet? and in addition, power under the pin-up-sami ... and advice to this paradise itself, if you really sosh, suck Russia. will be sweeter
    1. nickname 1 and 2
      nickname 1 and 2 April 29 2013 19: 57 New
      Quote: andrei332809
      I wonder, when was the power sweet? and in addition, power under the pin-up-sami ... and advice to this paradise itself, if you really sosh, suck Russia. will be sweeter

      What did they do to you?
      Why are you like this?
      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 April 29 2013 20: 09 New
        Quote: nick 1 and 2
        Why are you like this?

        yes hesitated. as elections, so "return the northern territories." the first appeal in the direction of Russia, maybe return, eh? when they hear that no, we’re bad right away, but we would have made a discount on gas, huh?
  17. deman73
    deman73 April 29 2013 19: 32 New
    They don’t have any islands for them, my grandfather fought with yuppies, and if we give it up, that our people just so shed blood, there shouldn’t be such a thing. We lived without a peace treaty and now we will live, we somehow do not need it, but yapps need as well as our energy resources.
  18. darksoul
    darksoul April 29 2013 19: 37 New
    In the evening I watched the news, the mood turned bad ..... Putin said that a compromise should be sought and does not exclude options ......... What other options? how many ga..da will distribute our land? Grandfathers fought, and these TV ... for the economic profit of the land are distributed (((
  19. fatty
    fatty April 29 2013 19: 57 New
    there are no guys, no northern territories, no haircuts. these are our islands! Mr. Abe smokes bamboo. Do not look at the flag, I’m Soviet, I live here in Ukraine, where old dad and mother are.
  20. d.gksueyjd
    d.gksueyjd April 29 2013 20: 10 New
    There was an agreement with Germany as a result of the Second World War. A treaty is only valid when there is a powerful, well-armed army! Then why a treaty if there is an army guaranteeing peace?
  21. darksoul
    darksoul April 29 2013 20: 20 New
    Quote: d.gksueyjd
    there are no guys, no northern territories, no haircuts. these are our islands

    We are all talking about this ... but here’s what in the head of our corrupt officials go find out ... they’ll sell anything with giblets
  22. harrymur
    harrymur April 29 2013 21: 36 New
    as history shows, Russians always find a common language with their “bloodmen”, Germans, Franks, Turks, Persians and we fought with them, the entire textbook of Russian history is written in 2/3 by mutual victories and defeats, there’s a direct “incest” of peoples and a politician, but with the "shoguns", it’s not so simple,
    they want to review the results of the WWII, which means Prussia (Germans), Vyborg (Finns), Kirkenes (Norgs), etc., our lands conquered by the right of the winner can also be challenged by defeated countries,
    they have a very “hemorrhoidal" mood, there is a dispute over two rocks in the Kuril ridge, but together with a 200t mile (1 mile = 1852m) economic zone, the economy is zero, but as a precedent it will give legal right to other "offended" results in countries bite the Russians, the question is, do we need it?
    for me, you want the shogunate, go through the forest,
    and in the quiet to use and develop these rocks (under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation), always please
  23. Karabin
    Karabin April 29 2013 22: 27 New
    What I see in foreign policy since the days of Shevardnadze is a series of concessions. At first, amers made money in the east. Then the demolition of the social camp, the departure from Germany, similar to the evacuation. The collapse of the Union, with the territorial losses of the already new Russia. Joining all sorts of PACE, where for our money, we are taught to live. Possessing the status of a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia either accepts the resolutions necessary for the West (Libya), or remains with its veto aside, without significantly affecting the process (Yugoslavia, Syria). Territorial concessions to China and Norway. Criminally incompetent entry into the WTO. Currency pegged to the price of oil. Finally, a bumpy, virtually commodity-based economy. Against the background of the above, the desire of the Yaps for a bit of northern land is not so impossible. Government visits are being prepared in advance, which means that some kind of slack about the islands has already been given. Negotiations with a sweetheart. And what will the peace treaty give us, besides what is already there? Just as they took oil and gas, they will continue to take it. As they did not buy our manufactured goods, they will not. That without a peace treaty, that with such, the amers will remain in Japan.
    1. harrymur
      harrymur April 29 2013 22: 51 New
      honestly, we are already with our friends to the elbow in "friendship",
      1 space-derived from politki
      2 economy - withdrawn from politics
      these two currents, and they are fundamental in mutual relations, says that we with amers will not go anywhere from each other, so we will poke each other's nose in dermo, but we won’t fight, it will be more expensive,
      and it’s enough to remember about the Soviets, neither will it ever be, and God forbid its restoration,
      and the shoguns need attention to themselves correctly, even so we moved them on the icicles and scored on them, and they decide a lot there, they have no less money and influence than the "oranges",
      the Russians need to "get up close" in politics there, the more so no one is asking for money, the current of attention, we can really rebuild a second Germany, no matter the goal
  24. Vtel
    Vtel April 29 2013 23: 06 New
    Russia is a very important neighbor for Japan, relations between our countries are one of the richest opportunities.

    And why do you screw up your eyes and smile sweetly, oh, it seems to them that they have a bosom, is it not a samurai sword. Well, they desperately need the islands, they have more and more earthquakes and it is obvious that the country can plunge into the oceans, but it’s not clear how they all fit on them. Looking into the history of past centuries, I did not find examples of their pure fraternal love for our people.
  25. waisson
    waisson April 30 2013 02: 16 New
    “During the current visit, the President of Russia was given a ski suit and skis”

    Putin, in turn, presented Shinzo Abe with a bottle of rare wine from the 1855 harvest
  26. waisson
    waisson April 30 2013 02: 23 New
    Japan insists on the return of the southern Kuril Islands - Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai archipelago, annexed by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II
  27. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 30 2013 02: 43 New
    So they, macaques, are "annoyed by the activities of Russia in the Kuril Islands." This news was read out on a piece of paper by their prime minister (I don’t even want to write his name). Brutally narrow-eyed! Lost Autumn 45?

    I hope that our leadership (see VV Putin) and do not in their thoughts hold the transfer of the South Kuril Islands in any form.
    1. Samuray
      Samuray April 30 2013 06: 28 New
      And you respected homo sapiens never wondered why these macaques live better than you! Lacking natural resources, while Great Russia sits on a raw material needle
      1. djon3volta
        djon3volta April 30 2013 06: 36 New
        Quote: Samuray
        why do these macaques live better than you!

        I’m still unable to understand - what does it mean better than me (us)? what’s better? here you speak better than US, that is, I’m on this list too, but how do you know that I live worse than the average Japanese? Just let’s go around ears Housing and communal services, buckwheat and gasoline, tired of the same thing laughing
        I will repeat the same question again and again - why, why, why, why do all countries that produce hydrocarbons sell them? I just bluntly point my finger at Norway or Venezuela, why do they sell oil? laughing
        1. Samuray
          Samuray April 30 2013 07: 13 New
          And you are not tired of insulting others on a racial basis! Or have you been brought up in this way according to Aryan dogma?
          Well, to determine who is better and how he lives, compare GDP per capita and salary.
  28. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 30 2013 08: 00 New
    It is very strange that, according to the Prime Minister of Japan, "the Japanese are concerned about our activities in the South Kuril Islands." Well, where is it suitable? Something they (the Japanese) had with memory ...
  29. Hey
    Hey April 30 2013 09: 23 New
    Allow me to ask a law enforcement question.
    How do you look at the exchange of islands for the withdrawal of American bases from Japan?
  30. Maximus
    Maximus April 30 2013 10: 09 New
    The withdrawal of bases in exchange for the islands is a utopia.