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Ukraine - Japan's headache

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Chief Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Yoshihide Suga declined to comment on the possibility of Tokyo imposing economic sanctions against Russia for the introduction of troops to the Crimean Peninsula, which is part of Ukraine.


A high-ranking official limited himself to saying that Tokyo "will respond appropriately to the situation through comprehensive consultations with the countries associated with this topic."

“We reviewed the news about American sanctions. Be that as it may, we strongly urge all parties involved in the conflict to cautious, restrained and responsible behavior, combined with full compliance with international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, ”said Suga.

Japan’s only military ally, the United States, has already criticized Russia, calling its actions illegal and declaring economic sanctions against Moscow.

The firm position of Washington, according to Japanese diplomats, puts Tokyo in a very awkward position, since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe diligently and actively establishes the closest possible ties with Russia that is rich in natural resources.

Surprisingly, the situation in Ukraine is of major geopolitical importance for the Asia-Pacific region. Despite the traditional desire for non-interference, instincts tell Beijing about the need to support Russia. Japan found itself in the same situation, although it can be called even more complicated, experts are sure.

Tokyo ideally tries to maintain close friendly relations with both Washington and Moscow, and it becomes harder and harder to balance on the verge of the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict. The current situation in the political circles of Tokyo is called the "Ukrainian dilemma of Japan."

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe manages to improve the quality of relations with Russia, and he considers this task a priority of foreign policy, because in bilateral relations with the Russian Federation he sees "the greatest hidden potential that exists today." Since 2012, Abe has had 5 meetings with Putin - much more than with each of the leaders of other world powers. And in April 2013 of the year, he became the first Prime Minister of Japan, who visited Moscow for the first time in a decade. By the way, Putin’s visit to Tokyo is scheduled for autumn 2014 of the year.

Moreover, Japan and Russia have formed a new mechanism of continuous dialogue in the format of "2 + 2", which provides for regular meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of their countries.

A sign of apparent warming in bilateral relations can be safely considered as the continuation of negotiations to resolve the issue of the Kuriles or the northern territories - a territorial dispute preventing Russia and Japan from signing a formal peace agreement on the end of the Second World War.

The signing of such a document in Tokyo is considered a true symbol of the revival of Russian-Japanese ties, and they frankly fear that the Ukrainian crisis could cause the breakdown of the most important negotiations.
A huge role in the interest of Japan to cooperate with Russia is played by the issue of energy supplies. Japan, shutting down nuclear reactors after the Fukushima disaster, satisfies 7% demand for oil and 10% for gas through deliveries from Russia. The country clearly does not want to lose such a partner, and the likelihood of the West imposing sanctions on the Russian Federation may well deprive Tokyo of access to such valuable resources. Apparently, the thought of this deprives the Japanese leadership of healthy sleep.

A recent statement by the G-7 countries is about "supporting Ukraine in its efforts to restore the country's unity, stability, political and economic health."

At the same time, the independent political statements of the Japanese leaders make it clear that Tokyo feels a clear discomfort in connection with this statement. The Japanese Foreign Minister, in response to the words of the Western allies, insists: "The position of Japan is as follows - all parties should act with the utmost restraint and responsibility." In other words, the Japanese avoid condemnation of Russia alone, making it clear that in this situation both parties are responsible for the peaceful resolution of the conflict, which clearly contradicts the aggressive tone of the G-7 communique.

However, not wanting to endanger the future of relations with Moscow, Tokyo at the same time tries to maintain warm relations with the United States. As Japanese diplomats say, “in official statements we are trying not to go too far with criticism of the Russian Federation, at the same time we are doing everything to satisfy Washington.” To achieve this is very difficult.

In an interview with Reuters, an anonymous diplomat said that Japanese officials "are in shock about the situation in Ukraine," and these events have become a "huge problem" for the Japanese government. Tokyo understands the essence of the “Ukrainian dilemma” - if Japan explicitly takes the side of Russia, the alliance with the United States will simply fall apart.

Apparently, Prime Minister Abe, after his February visit to Sochi, who promised to “make the current year a year of radical progress in Japanese-Russian relations,” intends to realize his far-reaching plans. The Ukrainian crisis has become an obvious and obvious threat to the intentions of his government, and any abrupt actions can destroy even what the Japanese have already achieved, and everyone in Tokyo understands this perfectly well. Most likely, here they will prefer to continue to observe an incredibly delicate balance in relations with the Russian Federation and the United States.

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  1. RND
    RND 11 March 2014 17: 12
    +41
    ... Tokyo "will respond appropriately to the situation through comprehensive consultations with countries related to the topic" ...

    Translation from Japanese: "Fuck you all fuck with your sanctions" ...
    1. domokl
      domokl 11 March 2014 18: 21
      +21
      No. It’s strange like that ... Before, I didn’t notice such a profound knowledge of Japanese after you ... It even became enviable ...
      Yapis are well aware, a little bit to the side and ... face-on-the-face (nothing that I am in French?) Will have to get up with the strongest China ....
      1. Salamander
        Salamander 11 March 2014 19: 11
        +8
        Quote: domokl
        ... face-on-the-face (nothing that I in French?)


        Nothing, we are all here ... polyglots laughing
        1. Danilka
          Danilka 11 March 2014 23: 02
          0
          face to face wink
          1. Salamander
            Salamander 12 March 2014 20: 09
            0
            Face about the table laughing
      2. Very old
        Very old 11 March 2014 19: 16
        +2
        domokl-SASHA-Alexander, and YOU do not own Esperanto, by chance?
        And where does Nippon go - only in Yanovich's style on 2 (two) chairs to sit, according to another legend between Scylla and Charybdis.

        Japa in dismay ...
        1. Basarev
          Basarev 11 March 2014 20: 27
          +1
          The Japanese are clearly not stupid - they must have already drawn conclusions from Yanukovych’s attempt to sit on two chairs, and therefore a unanimous statement should be expected soon - the Japanese are either on our side or on the side of the Americans.
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          2. siberalt
            siberalt 12 March 2014 01: 58
            0
            And what did the Japanese understand in connection with the events in Ukraine and in the forty-fifth? Bad relations with Russians are being taken away. Good ones - again, they attach to themselves. laughing And which is better?
        2. olegkrava
          olegkrava 11 March 2014 20: 39
          +1
          Well, my grandfather bent, I’ll now unbend it all evening, and maybe in Ukrainian, with a sledgehammer.
      3. Basarev
        Basarev 11 March 2014 20: 24
        +1
        And Russia is not a banana republic. In which case we can well show the Japanese what the present is, and everything will be perfect from the point of view of international law. We are at war - therefore we have the right to use all means against the Japanese. Absolutely everything. to substandard.
      4. RND
        RND 11 March 2014 20: 47
        +1
        And I have a longtime friend in Tokyo for permanent residence. Teaches ...
      5. GSH-18
        GSH-18 11 March 2014 22: 39
        +2
        Quote: "Most likely, they will prefer to continue to maintain an incredibly fragile balance in relations with the Russian Federation and the United States."
        ================================================== ==============
        -There is a bull-calf, swinging, sighing on the go ... lol
    2. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 11 March 2014 18: 22
      +10
      Quote: RND
      ... Tokyo "will respond appropriately to the situation through comprehensive consultations with countries related to the topic" ...

      Translation from Japanese: "Fuck you all fuck with your sanctions" ...

      Well done ! You can perfectly translate from Japanese .. good
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    4. maks-101
      maks-101 11 March 2014 18: 33
      +2
      my hut from the edge I don’t know what.
      1. olegkrava
        olegkrava 11 March 2014 20: 40
        0
        it translates - ata yama is a ditch.
      2. starhina01
        starhina01 11 March 2014 20: 46
        0
        and you want and it pricks and dad doesn’t order hi
    5. schizophrenic
      schizophrenic 11 March 2014 18: 41
      +1
      Quote: RND
      fuck you all fuck *** with your sanctions "...

      If you want money, know how to spin, otherwise Kryndets.
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        1. Cynic
          Cynic 11 March 2014 19: 31
          +1
          Quote: cumastra1
          Japanese civilization is one of the oldest.

          Well, yes, they found the ancients.
          Quote: cumastra1
          They already ate a dog in international relations.

          If I am not mistaken, then these ancients, Commodore Perry opened in 1853, and further ...
          Will we mention the capture and destruction of Koreans and Chinese?
          Quote: cumastra1
          their "yes" does not mean consent ...

          Already?
          They used to say _ Stop by tomorrow.
          wink
      2. cumastra1
        cumastra1 11 March 2014 19: 24
        +1
        Japanese civilization is one of the most ancient. They already ate the dog in international relations. And a polite message to nah is in their style. Their bows do not mean respect, their "yes" does not mean agreement ...
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 11 March 2014 20: 14
          +4
          Quote: cumastra1
          Japanese civilization is one of the oldest.

          Ancient Japanese only proto Ukrainians.
          1. smith7
            smith7 11 March 2014 21: 42
            0
            And the ancestors of protoukrainians are the first people who populated the entire globe of Ukraine a million years BC. Vot! fellow
        2. Revolver
          Revolver 11 March 2014 20: 17
          0
          Quote: cumastra1
          They already the dog was eaten on international relations.

          Have you mixed them up with the Koreans for an hour? laughing
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        4. siberalt
          siberalt 12 March 2014 02: 10
          0
          And what is not ancient Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Mongolian, Buryat, Altai, Tuvan, Yakut, Koryak, Nenets, Thai ..? Enough? laughing
      3. Basarev
        Basarev 11 March 2014 20: 30
        +1
        Particularly relevant to Japan - if they start supporting us - the Americans will recall that Japan is still an officially occupied country, while the United States is also not an option - they will lose critical resources and in a moment the Russians will remind us that we are still at war.
        1. GSH-18
          GSH-18 11 March 2014 22: 51
          0
          Quote: Basarev
          But the US support - also not an option - will lose critical resources and in a moment the Russians will remind us that we are still at war.

          Yes, no, everything is more prosaic. We will pump a pipe to China, and upon a Japanese request (regarding direct gas supplies) they will politely be indicated on the new local banking-Beijing.
          This scenario leads to a stupor among the Japanese elite, which is confident in its geopolitical superiority. request
    6. real
      real 11 March 2014 20: 48
      0
      Faithful extreme translation !!! I join !!!
    7. Leshka Chuvash
      Leshka Chuvash 11 March 2014 21: 07
      +1
      Yyyy). Well, what, Samurai is a strong country with a great and tragic history, albeit a small territorial. Here, after all, somehow you are spoiling one, for the sake of others (in relation to the new regime in Ukraine), or trying to negotiate with everyone, for the sake of your interests (in relation to Japan). Hard for them)
  2. 3935333
    3935333 11 March 2014 17: 44
    +9
    If only a policeman wouldn’t chop Vova in the fall! And then our last Emperor (not yet being him) snatched the head at the time! And so Yapam is very hard! VERY! THEY are angry and hungry, China near by — provokes, the States-they’ll dry up, dumb energy resources .... ready to fight, but scary, how much do you need to make meta ...
    1. predator.3
      predator.3 11 March 2014 18: 18
      +9
      Quote: 3935333
      And then our last Emperor (not yet being him) snatched the head at the time!

      And since then, the catch phrase has gone in Russia: "Japanese policeman!"
    2. clidon
      clidon 11 March 2014 18: 52
      +2
      Well, the policeman then suspected the future emperor almost in exporting the revolution. They also have their own violent patriots.
    3. Su24
      Su24 11 March 2014 18: 57
      0
      Yes, Yapi are also not ready to fight. Unless it is a question of self-defense, which is precisely spelled out in their constitution.
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 11 March 2014 19: 21
        +4
        Very mistaken, dear. The Japanese Navy is tantamount to our eastern group. So friendship is better than a quarrel. soldier
        1. Basarev
          Basarev 11 March 2014 20: 34
          -1
          Nobody will allow the Japanese to fight for real. According to the documents still in force, Japan forever refuses to war. And the self-defense forces are self-defense forces just to defend. They are incapable of approaching in principle. This is impossible even theoretically.
          1. Cynic
            Cynic 11 March 2014 20: 41
            0
            Quote: Basarev
            They are incapable of advancing in principle. This is impossible even theoretically.

            I will not convince you of anything.
            Drive the search engines, more than sure you will be amazed at the qualitative change in the technical support of their warriors.
            By the way, in the best of times, the Self-Defense Forces were armed with tanks, a purely defensive weapon so ska-ah!
            wink
            1. UREC
              UREC 11 March 2014 21: 47
              0
              The Japanese are panicky afraid of everything radioactive after the events in the forties. Sailing in a small boat on a stormy sea, you should not drive a wave to the Large vessels maneuvering.
          2. KC4E
            KC4E 14 May 2014 19: 11
            0
            1) Japan has a very strong fleet, the second largest after NATO, in addition, almost all ships are new. 2) On ships and submarines, the weapons are not only defensive. 3) The Japanese Air Force is equal in number to the Russian Air Force (about the Far East I’m silent, you understand) 4) They are creating a marine corps (think for defense?) 5) If a conflict with Russia had begun, then the United States would have turned a blind eye to all agreements, because they need to drag Russia into some sort of mess. 6) It will not work to strike with strategic missiles, there is an American missile defense system. Yes, our guide to
            I’m afraid to take such measures. China, it would also be beneficial. On Chinese maps, by the way, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands belong to Japan.
        2. UREC
          UREC 11 March 2014 21: 42
          0
          There is an example from the history after which Japan quickly calmed down!
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        4. siberalt
          siberalt 12 March 2014 02: 18
          0
          Partly agree, but it hurts they have nowhere to hide if that. laughing
  3. andrei332809
    andrei332809 11 March 2014 18: 15
    +3
    Still, the jumpers will be smarter pindocov
    1. 222222
      222222 11 March 2014 18: 49
      +1
      andrei332809 (3) RU Today, 18: 15 New
      after all, dapps will be smarter than pindocs / @ ...
      .... of course you’ll be smarter here - lose the ghostly dream of the northern territories ... Then the Japanese should think about the fate of Hokkaido ...
      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 11 March 2014 18: 54
        0
        Quote: 222222
        Here, once the Japanese think about the fate of Hokkaido ...

        do we need someone else? high live, just don't burst
  4. DS14
    DS14 11 March 2014 18: 17
    +9
    The war is at the threshold, but we are not ready ...

    1. housekeeper
      housekeeper 11 March 2014 19: 45
      +3
      The war is at the threshold, but we are not ready ...
      It turns out that "The Same Munchausen" is a documentary film filmed in 1979 about the events that will take place in Kiev in 2014. Grigory Gorin and Mark Zakharov are visionaries. laughing
  5. domokl
    domokl 11 March 2014 18: 18
    +3
    One wrong Japanese sneeze will mean that Russia will begin to sneeze for cooperation ... And this, in turn, means that the yapes remain face-to-face with the PRC ... Americans in this case, as always happens there, you can really get on the insolent face of the face, go away ...
    The country of the rising sun cannot be envied ... But the time has come to decide something ..
    1. Igarr
      Igarr 11 March 2014 19: 34
      +1
      "... the yapas remain tete-a-tete with the PRC .... "
      how will it be in japanese how?
      I have already started teaching Nippon. Already even about the nipple I know that there - Dui, and from there ... this.
      And here everything is in Russian ... tete-a-tete, vis-a-vis .... diplomats, damn it.
    2. Very old
      Very old 11 March 2014 21: 34
      0
      That's right, Alexander.
      That's just not for them to decide. Decide for them from the 45th.
  6. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 11 March 2014 18: 22
    +10
    I hope that it will not reach the "GIFT" to Japan of the Kuril Islands, in exchange for its "favor" to Russia.
    1. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq 11 March 2014 18: 57
      0
      Quote: ia-ai00
      I hope that it will not reach the "GIFT" to Japan of the Kuril Islands, in exchange for its "favor" to Russia.

      Much of GDP’s domestic policy doesn’t please me personally, but I won’t be surprised if it gives the Japanese Hokaido and they will be very happy .....
      1. Cynic
        Cynic 11 March 2014 19: 24
        -2
        Quote: ziqzaq
        but I won’t be surprised if he gives the Japanese Hokaido

        In vain, _ Hokkaido plus Sakhalin would look very harmonious.
        And an island without nuclear surprises !
        1. Cynic
          Cynic 11 March 2014 20: 16
          0
          Hmm, knowledge of geography at the level!
          Forum users after all hang on the net .
          Though _
          We don’t want an inch of a foreign land, But we won’t give up our tip

          drinks
      2. housekeeper
        housekeeper 11 March 2014 19: 48
        0
        but I won’t be surprised if he gives Hokaido to the Japanese and they will be very happy .....
        I hung on this phrase ... belay
        1. Cynic
          Cynic 11 March 2014 20: 09
          0
          Quote: little house
          I hung on this phrase ...

          So because of him the Sea of ​​Okhotsk was not recognized as the internal sea of ​​the USSR, then Russia.
          Recently, Japan recognized this fact, in fact.
          GDP had to abandon Hokkaido. request
    2. Lelek
      Lelek 11 March 2014 19: 26
      +3
      It is necessary to actively master the existing, then the question of the disputed territories will disappear by itself.
  7. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 11 March 2014 18: 25
    +7
    Quote: ia-ai00
    I hope that it will not reach the "GIFT" to Japan of the Kuril Islands, in exchange for its "favor" to Russia.

    No, this is a hint to them .. We love all sorts of islands and peninsulas, and we can do anything bully
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 11 March 2014 18: 58
      -1
      I was guarded by this phrase:
      Continuing negotiations on resolving the issue of the Kuril Islands or the northern territories - a territorial dispute can be safely considered a sign of a clear warming of bilateral relations.
  8. non-placeholder
    non-placeholder 11 March 2014 18: 26
    +2
    The Japanese are waiting for a precedent in the form of Crimea on our part. In a couple of years, we will see polite cross-eyed people in Kunashir, Shikotan, Urup, etc.
    You cannot trust a country with which a peace treaty has not been signed.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 11 March 2014 18: 41
      +12
      Quote: ne_mestofil-ko
      The Japanese are waiting for a precedent in the form of Crimea on our part. In a couple of years, we will see polite cross-eyed people in Kunashir, Shikotan, Urup, etc.
      You cannot trust a country with which a peace treaty has not been signed.

      And now Russia, in my opinion, does not trust anyone .. Now our allies are the Army Fleet of the Strategic Missile Forces and special services .. and we are holding on to this .. bully
      1. cumastra1
        cumastra1 11 March 2014 19: 29
        +1
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Quote: ne_mestofil-koYaponetsy are waiting for a precedent in the form of the Crimea on our part. In a couple of years, we will see polite, cross-eyed people in Kunashir, Shikotan, Urup, etc. One cannot trust a country with which a peace treaty has not been signed.

        I think these will be the last of the "cross-eyed people", whose homeland were the islands that perished in the abyss of the divine fire ...
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  9. Energy
    Energy 11 March 2014 18: 30
    +4
    It is difficult to impose sanctions now - Russia has integrated too much into the global economy. Russia is a huge market and resource provider. Sanctions will have the opposite effect and will hurt your teeth.
  10. ALEKS419
    ALEKS419 11 March 2014 18: 30
    +4
    Quote: RND
    ... Tokyo "will respond appropriately to the situation through comprehensive consultations with countries related to the topic" ...

    Translation from Japanese: "Fuck you all fuck with your sanctions" ...
    Sorry friend, I have to add PLUS !! ++))) for excellent knowledge of the Japanese language!
    (I think that people will support me)
  11. maestro123
    maestro123 11 March 2014 18: 31
    +4
    Quote: ne_mestofil-ko
    You cannot trust a country with which a peace treaty has not been signed.

    Even if it is signed.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 11 March 2014 19: 31
      +4
      No one can be trusted except me ... (17 instant spring) bully
  12. arane
    arane 11 March 2014 18: 31
    +7
    Japan’s only military ally, the United States, has already criticized Russia, calling its actions illegal and declaring economic sanctions against Moscow.

    I don’t understand how the Yankees could forgive the nuclear bombing of their cities.
    1. I read the news
      I read the news 11 March 2014 18: 48
      +2
      Nobody asked them much. They built bases and explained that these are allied bases.
    2. from punk
      from punk 11 March 2014 19: 13
      0
      Quote: arane
      I don’t understand how the Yankees could forgive the nuclear bombing of their cities.

      they had a different mentality then. but now they’ve got used to it
    3. Patriot2012
      Patriot2012 11 March 2014 19: 31
      0
      yes the Japanese are taught that the USSR dropped bombs on them http://vragi-naroda.net/?p=205
      1. shasherin_pavel
        shasherin_pavel 11 March 2014 20: 21
        0
        Once, information slipped through that a laboratory bomber taking air samples over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to determine the natural level of radiation, discovered a jump in radiation in the air south of Japan. Everything indicated a nuclear explosion that occurred before the bombing of Hiroshima. This riddle cannot be solved to this day, but no laboratories have been found on any island that fell under American occupation. Having understood all this, the Americans froze in anticipation of whether they would find something similar to a laboratory on the islands that had departed under Soviet jurisdiction. And ours did not know anything about this and therefore did not look for anything on any of the islands. And if something is discovered on one of the four islands now, then what will the story of the bombing of Japanese cities look like. Then the nuclear strike of the Americans will be proactive ...
    4. Cynic
      Cynic 11 March 2014 19: 36
      0
      Quote: arane
      I don’t understand how the Yankees could forgive the nuclear bombing of their cities.

      Why are you slandering the Yusovites, this is the villain STALIN and CCCP used nuclear weapons against the empire!
      Everything is very simple .
    5. shasherin_pavel
      shasherin_pavel 11 March 2014 20: 09
      0
      Japan has no allies, it has political interests in solving territorial problems and problems in the economy.
    6. philip
      philip 11 March 2014 20: 32
      0
      Ordinary people in Japan believe that the Russians did it. These are the wonders of the information war.
      1. KC4E
        KC4E 14 May 2014 19: 20
        0
        Historical injustice. Japanese youths have been brainwashed, and what do the elderly keep silent from them? They know the truth.
    7. real
      real 11 March 2014 20: 58
      0
      They did not forgive !!! They are only waiting for a moment convenient for revenge ... And revenge will be terrible !!! In traditions !!!
  13. fly fishing
    fly fishing 11 March 2014 18: 33
    +5
    if Japan explicitly sided with Russia, the alliance with the United States would simply fall apart

    It is time for the whole world to unite and introduce economic sanctions against the United States.
    1. philip
      philip 11 March 2014 20: 35
      0
      Denial of the dollar and there are such sanctions
    2. real
      real 11 March 2014 20: 59
      0
      The process of unifying the world has been going on for a long time !!!
  14. horoh
    horoh 11 March 2014 18: 35
    +1
    Yes, the Japanese really get in this situation, but unlike the Americans, the Japanese are much smarter !!!
  15. delfinN
    delfinN 11 March 2014 18: 36
    +35
    [quote = RND] [quote] Translation from Japanese: "fuck you all fuck *** with your sanctions" ... [/ quote]
    1. real
      real 11 March 2014 21: 02
      0
      Last year, the Japanese launched a helicopter carrier (the largest surface ship of the Navy) on the day of the bombing of Hiroshima or Nagasaki !!!!! This says a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. Oksana
    Oksana 11 March 2014 18: 40
    +3
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Quote: RND
    ... Tokyo "will respond appropriately to the situation through comprehensive consultations with countries related to the topic" ...

    Translation from Japanese: "Fuck you all fuck with your sanctions" ...

    Well done ! You can perfectly translate from Japanese .. good

    laughing laughing laughing
  17. from punk
    from punk 11 March 2014 18: 41
    +2
    they have neochen with China. we still have something to share with Russia. as between two fires
    1. Vadim12
      Vadim12 11 March 2014 19: 21
      +1
      They are not just "not very good" with China, China wants revenge for the Nanjing massacre, for the atrocities in the Second World War, which the Japanese have endured. The Chinese have a good memory.
  18. rugor
    rugor 11 March 2014 18: 46
    +7
    The signing of such a document in Tokyo is considered genuine a symbol the revival of Russian-Japanese ties


    Let them go to ... opu with their symbols, sew to them, not the islands !!!!!
  19. Rostovchanin
    Rostovchanin 11 March 2014 18: 50
    0
    Nevertheless, not wanting to jeopardize the future of relations with Moscow, Tokyo is simultaneously trying to maintain warm relations with the United States. As Japanese diplomats say, “in official statements we try not to go too far with criticism of the Russian Federation, at the same time, we are doing everything to satisfy Washington". This is very difficult to achieve.

    .... in short .... you guys are normal ....... but we will lick the ass for others ......
  20. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 11 March 2014 18: 50
    +5
    We, after all, from Japan, by and large, do not need anything, but they from us, how many different things. Therefore, the Japanese are - "blowing in the ears for peace-friendship, do not hesitate, and hang up ... we will hang up later." So we were never friends with them, and there is no need to start, but we were enemies. Therefore, you should use them whenever possible, you just need to remember, these are enemies.
  21. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 11 March 2014 18: 51
    +7
    Yes! Smart people are Japanese! But not speculative!
    If you can’t return the northern territories, but you want to use them
    Wellcome to Russia on the rights of Autonomy and the Americans will keep silent and China will cease to strain!
    And about the Ukrainian crisis, the head will cease to hurt!
    And just one phrase: - Uncle Vova - ku! We want to be the Japanese autonomy of the Russian Federation!
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  23. Serebryakov. 75
    Serebryakov. 75 11 March 2014 18: 52
    +1
    The Japanese, like all Asians, will observe who will join the winner!
  24. non-placeholder
    non-placeholder 11 March 2014 18: 53
    +3
    Quote: ne_mestofil-ko
    The Japanese are waiting for a precedent in the form of Crimea on our part. In a couple of years, we will see polite cross-eyed people in Kunashir, Shikotan, Urup, etc.
    You cannot trust a country with which a peace treaty has not been signed.


    Note that France also does not squeal, as usual, and does not particularly advocate for sanctions, sleeps and has a sweet dream, as the second dragonfly is given to the Russian Federation. And Japan, in nightmares, sees this sweet couple "Vladivostok" and "Yuzhnokurilsk" embark on a raid near the "southern territories". You can't land a quiet landing.
    Do not minus much, but maybe, damn it, the stool was right. In one transaction, he knocked out two garlapans from today's whistle. Maybe for this and amnestied ???
  25. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 11 March 2014 18: 54
    +7
    And the Japanese already have an embittered China against them, why should they also have Russia in the appendage? Again, just no offense, Ukraine is a small bird, so that for her sake the shadow of just timidly emerging mutual understanding with Russia can be destroyed. You can't exactly name the Japanese. And to impose sanctions against Russia is to frankly drag chestnuts out of the fire for the Americans. Total: Germany is backing up and trying to bustle and dodge, France is something muddy and unclear, it will obviously try to "jump off" "We have nothing to do with it", Great Britain - "Why do we need this at all?", China certainly won't support the Americans, I don't know what Putin promised the Chinese ... So the Americans are left with an empty shake of air and mythological "sanctions".
    1. philip
      philip 11 March 2014 20: 46
      +1
      Your argument sounds good, but do not forget that war is a continuation of the economy. A drunk monkey with a grenade in his hand ............
  26. parus2nik
    parus2nik 11 March 2014 18: 55
    +4
    Apparently the Japanese have carefully watched the movie "The Diamond Arm" .. the phrase will not take, turn off the gas .. imprinted in gold letters in their heart ..
  27. delfinN
    delfinN 11 March 2014 19: 00
    +4
    Ambassador. Most brilliant ... most noble ... sovereign ... (Bowing.) Der
    grosser könig des swedishen königsreich zandte mi, zeynen treyen diner, tsu
    Names, Tsar and Feliki Prince Ivan Vasilovich Usarussa, Damit Di Froe von Kemsk
    volost, di di rumfallvlyurdige swedish arme erobera hut, frevillig in ordnung
    bringen ...
    Miloslavsky. So, so ... the foreign tourist speaks well ... but only if only
    understand one word! We need a translator, Fedinka!
    Clerk. We had a German interpreter, but we boiled his anady in boiling water.
    Miloslavsky. Fedya, this is a disgrace! Not so with translators
    to handle! (Bunsche.) Answer him something ... otherwise you see, man
    tears.
    Bunsha. I know only revolutionary words in foreign languages, but all
    forgot the rest.
    Miloslavsky. Well, say at least revolutionary, because you don’t have any words
    don't pronounce ... Like a fish on a throne! (To the Ambassador.) Continue, I'm with you
    totally agree.
    Ambassador. Di frae von Kemska volost ... Shvedish arme hut zi errobern ... Der
    grosser könig des swedishen kenigs reich zandte mih ... und ... das east zer
    Ernste frame ... Kemska volost ...
    Miloslavsky. Right. Absolutely correct. (To the clerk.) It would be interesting
    at least in general terms to find out what he needs ... So to speak, an idea ...
    meaning ... I, as luck would have it, in the Swedish language is not strong, and the king is unwell ...
    Clerk. He, father, speaks German. Yes, to understand something is no wonder. They
    Kemsky volost is required. They fought her, they say, so give her now,
    they say! ..
    Miloslavsky. So what were you silent? Kemsky volost?
    Ambassador. Oh, I ... Oh, I ...
    Miloslavsky. What is the conversation about? Yes, let’s take away to health! ..
    Lord, I thought that! ..
    Clerk. But how so, the breadwinner ?!
    Miloslavsky. But who needs this? (To the ambassador.) Take it, take it, king
    I agree. Gut.
    Clerk. Oh Lord Jesus!
    Ambassador (delighted, bows). Cannes their mih freitselen und in maine
    vaterland tsurukkeren?
    Clerk. He asks if he can go home.
    Miloslavsky. Oh, of course! Let it ride today. (To the Ambassador.) Orevoir.
    Ambassador (bowing). You befelt king and feliki knese Ivan Vasilovich den
    grossen könig des Schwedens hinterbringen?
    Clerk. He asks: what to convey to the king?
    Miloslavsky. My fiery greetings.

    Michael Bulgakov. Ivan Vasilievich (play)
    1. philip
      philip 11 March 2014 21: 04
      0
      You’re not understanding my meaning here. The one you are talking about in this dialogue is a city on the Kola Peninsula. When the Empress Catherine sent one of the courtiers to the mother’s court, and when they swore at her court, they wrote in official papers to send the volost to Kemska. So that.
  28. Oksana
    Oksana 11 March 2014 19: 01
    +1
    Agree, when pi ... "Fokushima" exploded and the Japons "turnip" chasedwhat.
    Putin, beautifully, yes beautifully, offered part of the land, or rather a piece on the terra. R f.
    Knowing their traditions - (refuse), but in the language of diplomacy)))!
    Now, remembering this, although in NATO, we are confident that Russia can drop the bathhouse soap.
    Well, something like this, my personal opinion!
  29. individual
    individual 11 March 2014 19: 05
    +6
    And what else to expect from Japanese diplomacy, after the atomic bombing of their territory with American weapons of mass destruction of the dissent.
  30. andrei332809
    andrei332809 11 March 2014 19: 10
    +1
    Well, the most r (l) avid European spoke out. what to do then? maybe give up right away?
    Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that the European Union plans to impose sanctions against Russia from Monday "because of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine," reports Reuters.
    1. denpom2012
      denpom2012 11 March 2014 20: 22
      0
      let them bark, lice. Soon the turn will reach the Poles.
    2. v53993
      v53993 11 March 2014 21: 04
      -1
      Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that the European Union plans to impose sanctions against Russia from Monday "because of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine," reports Reuters.

      There is an overheating of the EU. It is evident that they were given a gas surplus.
  31. Skifo
    Skifo 11 March 2014 19: 10
    +2
    On the one hand, it pleases that Japan does not take fascist decisions in our time, on the other hand, we must not forget that their direct interest is the Kuril Islands! And here, one must act cautiously: as soon as they return the islands, they will immediately show a grin! They are interested in us, especially since we are their closest geographical neighbors with rich resources (as they interpret) ..
  32. Oksana
    Oksana 11 March 2014 19: 12
    +3
    Quote: individ
    And what else to expect from Japanese diplomacy, after the atomic bombing of their territory with American weapons of mass destruction of the dissent.

    Yes, you are right! Heroshima- This is the eternal pain of Japan, how do they generally kiss with Amers in the "gum"?
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 11 March 2014 19: 42
      0
      Quote: Oksana
      Herosima - This is Japan's eternal pain

      More Nagasaki, to be exact.
      Four target cities are Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Niigata, Kokura.
      1. sergej30003
        sergej30003 11 March 2014 20: 09
        +1
        in Japan, they don’t show such videos, they were so brainwashed that most of them believe that the northern neighbors dropped a bomb on them
  33. Cristall
    Cristall 11 March 2014 19: 15
    +6
    the world has changed ... the economy is beyond geopolitics.
  34. kocclissi
    kocclissi 11 March 2014 19: 15
    +3
    It's hard for the Japanese, "and yours and ours," spin as you want!
  35. kamikaze
    kamikaze 11 March 2014 19: 20
    +1
    [quote = andrei332809] Well, the most g (l) avny European spoke out. what to do then? maybe give up right away? [Quote] Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that the European Union plans to impose sanctions against Russia from Monday "because of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine," Reuters reports. [/ quote] [/ qu
    I wonder what. Prohibited to export their pork? or refuse to buy Russian gas?
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 11 March 2014 19: 47
      0
      Quote: kamikadze
      Prohibited to export their pork?

      They already hung up 20 tons, not to mention the fact that even without Onishchenko they are being built on pork.
  36. delfinN
    delfinN 11 March 2014 19: 23
    0
    Let's dream and try to solve the problem using the opposite method. So:
    GDP publicly announces: "The islands will be handed over to Japan as soon as the Japanese Prime Minister and the zealous Japanese patriot and global justice activist McKesh commit the sacred act of hara-kiri live." And that's it! The Japanese and their bedding have nowhere to go. Further options: 1). the Japanese performs the act, and Makkesha's sphincter relaxes (like, "the intestine is thin"). GDP with a mournful face says: "Sorry, the condition is not met." After that, the angry Japanese will slaughter Mackesh, and the islands will remain ours. 2). Makkesha performs the act, and the Japanese sphincter relaxes (see above). GDP with a mournful face says: "Sorry, the condition has not been met, and what to talk about at all, if for the Japanese politician his miserable life is more expensive than the Northern Territories!" After that, the Japanese Prime Minister will still commit an act, out of shame, but it's too late: the islands will remain ours. We will willingly give the body of Makkeshi to the Japanese: let it be buried with honor in the same temple where the Japanese war criminals who were executed by the Tokyo Tribunal are honored. 3). The Japanese and McKeshi's sphincters relax at the same time ... well, here everything is clear without words. Finally, 4): the Japanese and McKesha DO this act ... after which VVP says with an embarrassed stony face: "Sorry, of course, but it never occurred to me that the Japanese have SO lack of a sense of humor! It was just joke". :)))
  37. Ulairy
    Ulairy 11 March 2014 19: 29
    +1
    Eck the Japanese averted themselves floridly, I respect, right in the style of "Damn, my goose doesn't want war"))
  38. Free Island
    Free Island 11 March 2014 19: 29
    +1
    Well, I will say this - Japan from the composition of Russia within the borders of the Sakhalin region has not yet left)))))
    1. nikcris
      nikcris 11 March 2014 19: 48
      0
      Well nafig them. Behind some at the nuclear power plants, were kicking around, now at Fokushima?
  39. Patriot.ru.
    Patriot.ru. 11 March 2014 19: 37
    +3
    Somehow we didn’t remember Japan before THIS article. All the best to them!
  40. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 11 March 2014 20: 00
    +1
    Something inspired .. "Bring back America to Alaska .." Russia may break up in earnest ..! (So as translated "RND" from Japanese into simple Russian "fuck you all fuck *** with your sanctions" .... laughing The Japanese people are calm and reasonable .. (and their problems are now higher than the roof ..) So everything is possible in this world ..
  41. demandy1
    demandy1 11 March 2014 20: 09
    +6
    My point of view is that these blasphemes would sooner have introduced sssanctions. Our industry would finally work for us, the price of gas can be raised every 10 times - even if they use their own shit to heat their own houses in Europe, Yes, and our food will become food, not feed for pigs. Well, of course, at first it will be hard without resorts and gadgets (though China will help us with the latter), but we don’t get used to it ...
  42. Stinger
    Stinger 11 March 2014 20: 22
    0
    In the east, sharp movements are generally avoided.
  43. chenia
    chenia 11 March 2014 20: 22
    0
    Quote: ne_mestofil-ko
    The Japanese are waiting for a precedent in the form of Crimea on our part. In a couple of years, we will see polite cross-eyed people in Kunashir, Shikotan, Urup, etc.


    Yes, as it were on the Japanese islands, during this time the cross-eyed did not appear ... .. but not the Japanese.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 11 March 2014 20: 31
      0
      Quote: chenia
      Yes, as it were on the Japanese islands,

      Well, they warned these Europeans and Yusovites, who were crazy about impunity, then still _ Open the Pandora's box!
      Did not believe!
  44. Kornilovets
    Kornilovets 11 March 2014 20: 23
    0
    I believe that Russia needs (my subjective opinion) to create a military and political alliance with Germany and Japan.

    The situation in the world is what you want and the leadership in Europe will be with Germany.
    In contrast, about the weight of China, Japan will rise.

    These strange lost in 45gg, and will want revenge, bound by various treaties - and as time shows, they want to cancel them and stop their armed forces and influence in the region ...

    With such allies, they are excellent warriors, the base, design idea, technology, the devil is not afraid of us. Yes, the balance will be maintained.

    Russia-will return its to the vast expanses of the former USSR (which is necessary) + something else like the Bosphorus and Dardanelles.

    Germany in Europe and Japan in Asia, I think, too, will find something to their taste. We will destroy NATO.
    We will get a good ally against China for the future.

    Straight alternative story :)
  45. KononAV
    KononAV 11 March 2014 20: 26
    +1
    Japan is historically our enemy. So let them suffer and fawn before us. And when the time comes they will stick a knife in our back.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 11 March 2014 20: 34
      +1
      Quote: KononAV
      they will stick a knife in our back.

      Rumor has it that the tsunami that covered Fukushima has an artificial source.
      Low-powered by the way, and if the nuclear explosive explodes into a couple of megatons?
      1. Chifka
        Chifka 11 March 2014 21: 14
        +1
        Was this "tsunami" ahead of schedule awarded the rank of colonel of the PLA? lol
      2. v53993
        v53993 11 March 2014 21: 15
        +1
        Rumor has it that the tsunami that covered Fukushima has an artificial source.
        Low-powered by the way, and if the nuclear explosive explodes into a couple of megatons?

        In fact, Japan is on the edge of a geological fault. I would recommend they sneeze carefully and in a rag. And then after all, one wrong move and Japan will turn into Yaplantida.
  46. Kornilovets
    Kornilovets 11 March 2014 20: 30
    0
    And China, which is historically our friend :)
  47. dobrik10
    dobrik10 11 March 2014 20: 57
    +1
    Not very selenium in Japanese proverbs, or whatever they call them, but for sure there is something like 'measure seven times, cut once'
    Probably something like `` the storm goes sweeping away everything in its path, but the warrior does not look at the storm, he knows that the storm will pass by. '' If the warrior does not rock the boat ...
  48. blizart
    blizart 11 March 2014 21: 12
    0
    at the same time, we are doing everything to satisfy Washington
    From this place in more detail please
  49. Chifka
    Chifka 11 March 2014 21: 20
    +1
    All our European and Asian "friends" are driven exclusively by the political and economic environment. If we did not have exported raw materials, due to which half of Europe lives, and, accordingly, a source of budget replenishment, which allows us to modernize our power component, they would hardly have reacted so restrainedly to our policy towards Ukraine. Although I agree with some authors, Germany (as paradoxical as it sounds) is historically closer to us than the vast majority of European countries. To which England always reacted painfully and very successfully drove a wedge between our countries.
  50. Aleksey_K
    Aleksey_K 11 March 2014 21: 22
    0
    Quote: Nagan
    Have you mixed them up with the Koreans for an hour?

    What is there to confuse? The Japanese are genetically 100% no different from the Chinese. Only language and customs. And the Koreans just had time to mix with someone. The same Chinese.