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Russia says Japan did not inform it fully about radioactive Fukushima water

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Sorry, it meant to be surprise from Japan for its neighbor. So no spoiler prior to that.

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So with all the news, all of the international oversight, somehow Russia missed it. Must be heavily distracted by something, not sure what.

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Everyone knows the game that Russia is playing. China and Russia should think about their credibility, it isn't getting any higher!!

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Ah yes, the transparent voice of veracity - Russia.

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There is a certain level of hypocrisy in Tokyo's position.

In 1993 Russia made a series of nuclear waste water discharges into the sea around Vladivostok in the Peter Great Gulf (which is in the Sea of Japan).

And guess what - Tokyo went ballistic, got angry and made a diplomatic song and dance about it. They went on and on about the dangers to fisheries and were behaving worse than China is now.

But fast forward to the present, roles reversed (well not quite, Moscow has been rather quiet about it and called for more transparency) and let's pretend the past didn't happen.

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Just like how Russia notified everyone about Chernobyl ?

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Chernobyl was the Soviet Union now Russia. The plant was located in the Soviet Ukraine.

"Yet, the government kept silent about the lethal consequences of the construction of a nuclear powerplant and the damages that occurred despite the fatal consequences this would have, and this was done based on the government's economic motivations as the benefits that the powerplant would provide took priority over ."

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why is it that countries known for lacking completely in transparency, demand transparency from others

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Nonsense.

Fascist Russia has never informed her neighbors about multiple nuclear waste dumping - on a far bigger scale. Fact.

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Incorrect - Russia notified the IAEA and the relevant maritime organizations - just like Tokyo has done now. It even informed the then PM Hosokawa during his visit to Russia.

And it was 900 tonnes - so certain quarters are plain wrong again.

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Good job Vlad. Not only have you failed to take Ukraine in a matter of weeks and actually expanded NATO membership, you have now reduced Russia to groveling for Chinese support.

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Russia is considering joining China in banning Japanese seafood imports

NICE!!

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What Rusia is asking seems reasonable to me:

Russia wants Japan to provide the necessary details to all interested countries and to allow them to sample contaminated water at the discharge site.

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Just do what they ask you to do and move on. You should have been doing it already anyway.

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Japan should reply back with a map of the Northern Territories marked as Japanese.

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You have given up your right on being consulted or informed since you invaded your neighbour.

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Leave Russia in the dark about everything and anything. Let's not pretend they deserve to be treated with respect as a country.

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Japan should reply back with a map of the Northern Territories marked as Japanese.

Well, according to the post-war settlement, the islands are Russian. That was the clear outcome of Yalta, along with the 1951 San Francisco Treaty and the 1956 Soviet-Japanese joint agreement. There's no getting around it. If Japan and Russia sign a peace treaty (until now, always blocked by the US), Russia will return Shikotan and Habomai. Until then, Russia is fully justified in its occupation of all four islands.

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Leave Russia in the dark about everything and anything. Let's not pretend they deserve to be treated with respect as a country.

It sounds like you want to humilate them until they get so frustrated they launch all their nukes. Get plan.

Also, if Putin were strapped to an electric chair and it was a wrestling match between us to see who gets to pull the lever, don't expect me to wait to the count of three to prove who hates him more. But that has little to do with the millions of Russians who also hate Putin so why you are hot to punish the entirety of the Russian people I can only explain as either stupidity or na utter lack of moral character.

Russia has to be reckoned with a sane manner whether you personally like it or not, whether you possess a drop of moral fiber or not.

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why is it that countries known for lacking completely in transparency, demand transparency from others

Just wait until you realize the near every single government is like this. In so many ways, politicians are like a pack of squabbling children. Its practically a pre-requisite to be immature to even want to do their suppossed jobs, and they prove it on the daily.

So yeah, they are mostly hippocrites, but that does not mean they are wrong for demanding transparency.

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Japan doesn't owe Russia special treatment.

The U.N. atomic energy agency says the initiative, first announced in 2021, meets international standards and will have negligible effects on the sea environment and people's health.

Last time I checked, Russia was part of the U.N. If Russia wanted to know, seems they'd know to ask the UN Atomic Energy Agency. Russia isn't stupid, though they act like it far too often.

Russia didn't tell Japan details about their planned Ukraine invasion either.

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It sounds like you want to humilate them until they get so frustrated they launch all their nukes. Get plan.

Yes we understand the panderers to authoritarians think this would happen. But it would result in the Kremlin literally (not figuratively) would be wiped off the earth with Moscow. Even Putin isn’t that stupid.

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why is it that countries known for lacking completely in transparency, demand transparency from others

Just wait until you realize the near every single government is like this

No.

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but that does not mean they are wrong for demanding transparency.

of course not - demanding transparency is essential. it is just that said countries chuck a hissy fit, block imports, threaten nuke armageddon etc when the same is demanded of them. the countries that are somewhat 'relatively' transparent don't seem to act this way - why? there is a common denominator

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Keepyer InternetpointsOct. 5 09:51 pm JST

Leave Russia in the dark about everything and anything. Let's not pretend they deserve to be treated with respect as a country.

It sounds like you want to humilate them until they get so frustrated they launch all their nukes. Get plan.

We all have to learn our place in the world. Russia has to learn its place is only crying from the sidelines until it wants to be a team player.

Also, if Putin were strapped to an electric chair and it was a wrestling match between us to see who gets to pull the lever, don't expect me to wait to the count of three to prove who hates him more. But that has little to do with the millions of Russians who also hate Putin so why you are hot to punish the entirety of the Russian people I can only explain as either stupidity or na utter lack of moral character.

Russia has to be reckoned with a sane manner whether you personally like it or not, whether you possess a drop of moral fiber or not.

You don't believe the US has to be reckoned with in a sane manner, so why should we trust what you say about your hero Putin?

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Lord DartmouthOct. 5 08:40 pm JST

Japan should reply back with a map of the Northern Territories marked as Japanese.

Well, according to the post-war settlement, the islands are Russian.

A common canard spouted by the apologist.

That was the clear outcome of Yalta,

An imposed treaty like any unequal treaty.

along with the 1951 San Francisco Treaty

Of which the Soviet Union and thus Russia was not a part.

and the 1956 Soviet-Japanese joint agreement.

Which is a not a full peace treaty and doesn't mention anything about the status of the islands not offered.

There's no getting around it. If Japan and Russia sign a peace treaty (until now, always blocked by the US), Russia will return Shikotan and Habomai. Until then, Russia is fully justified in its occupation of all four islands.

It's justified in nothing. Theft is theft.

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Now that is funny....Russia criticizes Japan for the Fukushima water release...

When in Vladivostok, numerous outdated, out of commission Russian nuclear subs sit rotting in port and contaminating the entire area...

Eat a fish from the Vladivostok area and you illuminate...

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Russia can get all the information they need like everyone else.

"The tritium concentration in the second batch of diluted ALPS treated water, which Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) started discharging today, is far below the country’s operational limit, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts present at the site confirmed."

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-confirms-tritium-level-far-below-japans-operational-limit-in-second-batch-of-alps-treated-water-released-today

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TaiwanIsNotChina, I recommend this article: https://apjjf.org/-Gregory-Clark/2018/article.html

The whole issue is really complex, and it certainly doesn't come down to 'theft'. I understand you loathe Russia; nevertheless, it doesn't follow that everything Russia has done is to be condemned. Japan's claim to the four islands is extremely tenuous.

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Lord DartmouthToday 04:26 pm JST

TaiwanIsNotChina, I recommend this article: https://apjjf.org/-Gregory-Clark/2018/article.html

The whole issue is really complex, and it certainly doesn't come down to 'theft'. I understand you loathe Russia; nevertheless, it doesn't follow that everything Russia has done is to be condemned. Japan's claim to the four islands is extremely tenuous.

Land should not magic into thug state Russia's hands. They have it going on on all of their borders.

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