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We’re not afraid of these Russian clowns.

6 ( +23 / -17 )

We’re not afraid of these Russian clowns.

Who is "we"?

2 ( +20 / -18 )

Funny. All these Dictators

test weapons then blame

America for being aggressive

when all along it's the Dictators

who are being aggressive.

Not funny.

12 ( +27 / -15 )

Not that anyone would really need a new conflict, but on the other hand it’s surely an option to use the timeframe and to split and engage them a little bit far away, which would surely made a significant difference in Ukraine then. But personally I have no intelligence or data about their current potential in the Far East and North Western Pacific. Maybe they’re currently too busy in Ukraine and have to demonstrate a little power at the other geographical side so that no one begins to think they are only a toothless pet dog at all other borders..

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Everyone should be afraid of war.

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Today  04:18 pm JST

We’re not afraid of these Russian clowns.

[ Who is "we"? ]

Japan, the people that live in Japan and our friends and allies…; if you’re afraid of the scum of the world, that’s your problem…; I’m not…; I’m with the good guys… the ones that love freedom.

2 ( +16 / -14 )

Funny. All these Dictators

test weapons then blame

America for being aggressive

when all along it's the Dictators

who are being aggressive.

Not funny.

C'mon, it's all well rehearsed, it's literally on every communist's playbook.

Imagine the world RIGHT NOW without the (communist) coronavirus, (communist) war, (communist) missile threat, we would be calling 2023 the best year of our lives.

But here we are, sick, anxious, trapped under the rubble.

5 ( +15 / -10 )

Japan is not a safe country anymore and it is not only because Russia shooting missiles, but there is also North Korea, and China who has their eye on Okinawa and Okinawans not the brightest apples under the tree wanting to rid the US military off their island that will leave them with zero protection.

I am planning to leave Japan, and starting off somewhere else because life here both financially and with war looming all around Japan it just doesn't seem safe here anymore.

-14 ( +10 / -24 )

Looks to me like Russia is sending a message to US/SK/JPN that North Korea is not alone.

We (that's US and Allies) need to start doing exercises in international waters off the Russian Fareast as well.

3 ( +12 / -9 )

Let them play war games.

Life is too short to worry.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

So Russia test fires a Russian missile at a Russian target in Russian waters?

Will there be a report every time another counties navy does this? Almost everyday?

0 ( +12 / -12 )

Yep, Russia, NK, china all these unfriendly neighbours all around us, and life here finacially getting worse everyday. Answer is obvious to me move, asap

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Japan is a sophisticated and peaceful nation; leagues more than any of this envious rabble. And in the eyes of other nations, too. It is their strength. I am proud to call it my home.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

For what flipping political prepose?

It makes/services little sense!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Japan's too scared of the response if they voice concerns. They'd just hear over and over in international media about the correct claims that the place the test firing took place is Russian territory. They also don't want to risk all the double-dealing they are doing with Russia while claiming to support Ukraine.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

American do not care, because they know Russian,are looking for an easy prey ,and it not America that will serve up on a plate,2 minutes warning

-14 ( +1 / -15 )

A Russian weapons test in Peter the Great Bay along the Russian coastline near the Russian city of Vladivostok is news, really?

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Looks to me like Russia is sending a message to US/SK/JPN that North Korea is not alone.

This is actually a message for Jinping Xi. Putin has been termed as Xi's "junior partner" thanks to the difficulties Russia is having in Ukraine. This is to try and show Xi that Russia remains powerful all across its vast territory. Russia does not like to be "second fiddle" in dealings with anyone, so being seen as China's junior or lesser partner does not sit well with Putin.

Russia and China are presenting a united front for the media and the west, but they still have their deeply rooted issues like border regions under dispute. Putin will not tolerate being labeled as, or thought of as less important than Xi or have China looked at as more powerful than Russia. Equal footing is one thing but nothing less. Russia has always been ahead of China with space, nuclear weapons and fighter planes technology and would naturally consider itself as the senior player of the more powerful nation.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

The allies should have just kept going all the way east towards the end of WW2, now some analysts are say it was a big mistake stopping at Germany borders.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Russian can actually sail into Japanese Tsargu straits and launch a missile on Japan ,the US is only two miles from Russia coast off Alaska,they are not firing missile near us

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Russian know the European are insecure, because they do not know the outcome of the US election ,they are being force by Republicans,who do not care about Ukraine,to become an active participants in their defense,this a sign of weakness,when they are force by Republicans in America

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One of the few weapons they're not running short of due to their poorly planned invasion of Ukraine.

Good thing for them they don't need tanks in the Pacific.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Gary, Russian have advanced weapon, they have poor planning,the US military consult it map specialists,with the proper GPS Coordinates, American generally know where they are going to attack base on the location and weapon to get used

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Russian have advanced weapon

Noted. Not weapons.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

this a sign of weakness,when they are force by Republicans in America

They may be weak but they know what’s going on. The U.S. has always tried to pit Europe against Russia. That’s what the EU / EC was formed for, to counter USSR / Russia. Russian resources with European manufacturing would be too powerful. Biden instead put Russian energy with China’s manufacturing capabilities.

They be weak but they kniw what’s going on. The Europeans I talk to in Tokyo aren’t fooled by MSM. The US is not going to fool the world. Maybe some of the commentators here thinking it’s an Ukraine/Russia war but not the neutral observers around the world.

If Ukraine loses, the US’s plan B is to have US going into war with Russia.

Let’s ask the Americans, if Ukraine loses Kyiv, what will the US do?

If Ukraine lost Kyiv, what would the US do?

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Sophisticated military equipment should not be sent to Ukraine if it can fall into the hands of Russia . . . ?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Que ,these test were in Russia waters, Russian need all the practice too make them compotent

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

thanks Kishida for his provocation

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

An atheistic country that has killed tens of millions is practicing with a nuclear warhead capacity missile.

Countries that recognize God-given rights should be concerned.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Michael MachidaToday  04:18 pm JST

Funny. All these Dictators

test weapons then blame

America for being aggressive

when all along it's the Dictators

who are being aggressive.

Not funny.

No. Not funny at all. But since Russia is mired into the muck of the Ukraine war, I guess they have to show everybody just how 'BAD' they think they are. But Putin has made himself a pariah and his reputation is scuttled. He's just trying to show off at this part of the world, but the sanctions are going to make Moscow a house of playing cards sooner or later. This really is just showing off more than anything else.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Jeremiah,and who is the God giving country,I am sure people will not move there

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Well done Russia! Should have done this long time ago. And until the G7 meeting in Horshima later, Russia should launching some ICBMs or SLBMs as political music.

This is a message from Putin that Japan don't ever try to get back the Kurile islands. He is annoying with Kishida side with Zelenskyy by visiting Kyiv. The message is clear: You watch your steps!

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

@quercetum And the communist party led Vietnam gets invited to the G7 summit in Hiroshima. Rules based international system yada yada.

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Yawn. I bet they didn't let international observers in because of how lousy Russian technology has proven to be.

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They be weak but they kniw what’s going on. The Europeans I talk to in Tokyo aren’t fooled by MSM. The US is not going to fool the world. Maybe some of the commentators here thinking it’s an Ukraine/Russia war but not the neutral observers around the world. 

An attempted homicide on Europe's doorstep has focused minds like you wouldn't believe. You must not be talking to representative Europeans.

If Ukraine loses, the US’s plan B is to have US going into war with Russia. 

There is no proof of this but then there is also no proof of Russia being able to capture a major city.

Let’s ask the Americans, if Ukraine loses Kyiv, what will the US do? 

Probably make sure that the Baltics are loaded up with troops planes and missiles. Also probably celebrate that a lost generation in Russia means they will be hobbled for a generation.

If Ukraine lost Kyiv, what would the US do?

You're repeating yourself.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Jeremiah

An atheistic country that has killed tens of millions is practicing with a nuclear warhead capacity missile.

Countries that recognize God-given rights should be concerned.

This article is about Russia, which is not atheist as a country at all. Not even a little.

80% of Russians identify with some religion, mostly Russian Orthodox Christian. The government officially recognizes it and Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism as traditional religions granted special privileges.

Perhaps, you are thinking of North Korea?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Awa no Gaijin

Hypersonic not supersonic !

Duh ! -hence 3 times the speed of sound

Incorrect. Hypersonic is most definitely supersonic.

Supersonic simply means faster than the speed of sound. A hypersonic missile is indeed faster than the speed of sound. Ergo, supersonic.

Hypersonic is faster than a specific multiple of the speed of sound. (You say 3x. I've seen 5x used.) It is used to describe a specific type of supersonic device.

All hypersonic devices are supersonic. But, not all supersonic devices are hypersonic. понимать?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

As long as it's on international waters, that's fine

Now let them remember that when other countries do it on international waters near Russia

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Well done Russia! Should have done this long time ago. And until the G7 meeting in Horshima later, Russia should launching some ICBMs or SLBMs as political music.

So Russia is at North Korea level behavior now? I guess they already have the dear leader parades so it might actually be on that level.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

@quercetum And the communist party led Vietnam gets invited to the G7 summit in Hiroshima. Rules based international system yada yada.

Vietnam hasn't started any illegal invasions in a couple decades. Rolling back China's nine dashed line is going to require the help of everyone involved.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Awa no Gaijin

The Moskit, whose NATO reporting name is the SS-N-22 Sunburn, is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile that has conventional and nuclear warhead capacity.

Hypersonic not supersonic !

Nope. Just supersonic.

Duh ! -hence 3 times the speed of sound .

Hypersonic starts at 5 times the speed of sound.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Hypersonic not supersonic !

Nope. Not even close. Hypersonic is defined as a speed above Mach 5. 3M54 can maybe manage Mach 2.5 at high altitude and less than half that near sea level. It is supersonic. It is a very old system with not so great altitude control and easy to spoof. It is a copy of a prototype missile the US Navy was testing in the 1970s called ALVRJ for Advanced Low Volume RamJet. The US Navy chose not to produce, preferring RGM-84 Harpoon for a variety of reasons.

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garypenMar. 29  04:34 pm JST

Jeremiah

An atheistic country that has killed tens of millions is practicing with a nuclear warhead capacity missile.

Countries that recognize God-given rights should be concerned.

This article is about Russia, which is not atheist as a country at all. Not even a little.

80% of Russians identify with some religion, mostly Russian Orthodox Christian. The government officially recognizes it and Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism as traditional religions granted special privileges.

Yes that's true. But in a nation like Russia, the religious leaders have to 'walk the chalk line' with the authorities. In this case, they have to kiss Putin's patoot.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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