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Russia releases 5 Japanese fishing boats seized near disputed islands

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By Kazuhiro Nogi

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Japanese fishermen exceeding their quota of catches,

given Japans abysmal record of ocean conservation who would be surprised by this. at least the Russians fined them heavily for their actions.

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Give the avaricious nature of Russian Government organisations it's a wonder they got off so cheaply.

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Details about the Russian allegation "will be probed by relevant organizations", the Japanese official added.

Now, there's a Furfy if ever I saw one

Gary

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About time, much to the dismay of the usual crowd.

Go Japan, we stand with you.

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Details about the Russian allegation "will be probed by relevant organizations", the Japanese official added.

A very tacit, Japanese style admission that the fishing boats did indeed exceed their quotas.

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Oh gimme a break Russia!

Instigating problems when they don’t exist...you and China should get along just great.

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Nationalist sentiment on both sides makes both governments wary of considering concessions.

Aka the usual crowd of right wing nuts.

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The Soviet Union seized the strategically located volcanic archipelago north of Hokkaido in the final days of World War II and has maintained a military presence there ever since.

Not maintained, they seized them so, it belongs to Russia as the peace treaty was never singed. Japan needs to realize that they still at war with Russia.

We should change constitution right away and start building our military power not rely on Americans.

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Satedaya

No we are not at War with Russia, we just haven’t agreed on the peace details and thats due to the cold war and now its all history.

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 Russian court ordered the fishermen to pay an 11 million yen ($100,000) fine, Public broadcaster NHK reported.

This is a lot of money to pay for humble fishermen. Seems like the Russians simply did this to get easy money from Japanese . Outrageous.

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This is a lot of money to pay for humble fishermen. Seems like the Russians simply did this to get easy money from Japanese . Outrageous.

Don’t you always say “Their country, their rules” etc. ? Why is it different now? The “humble fishermen” broke the rules.

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russian islands

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Is this about international relations & politics or about poaching....

Seems to me it is about poaching......something J-fishermen NEVER do!...…..YEAH RIGHT!!

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@Fighto!

Seems like the Russians simply did this to get easy money from Japanese . Outrageous.

Stay out of Russian waters and problem solved.

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This is a lot of money to pay for humble fishermen. Seems like the Russians simply did this to get easy money from Japanese . Outrageous.

It is not "a lot of money". It is chump change to the government. Ask how much they spend on summits or other such activities.

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