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Japan, Russia strike deal on salmon, trout fishing despite sanctions

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Told you. Japan never ceases to try and play both sides. "Trust me!" was what Hatoyama said with a wink before turning to the other side and basically saying the same thing, all caught on camera and with a wide audience. They do it each and every time, then play the victim card when caught doing it. As long as Japan is negotiating like this with Russia, they may as well be putting the bullets into Ukrainian civilians themselves. They are equally to blame. And why... Tomoko's Kani tour might otherwise get cancelled and she might have to talk to her family over dinner for an hour instead of cramming as much in her mouth as she can for a couple thousand yen of "tradition"?

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@Thomas GoodtimeToday  07:34 pm JST

US, EU, UK all double standards in such a sense

@kenny

Absolutely. But this article is about Japan.

No real need for whataboutery.

Human events and phenomena are evaluated in relative manner.

Relative evaluation is not whataboutery

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kurisupisuToday  08:19 am JST

Japan needs to have a ready supply of sushi and this deal shows nothing changes that!

This article has nothing to do with sushi for the simple reason that only Atlantic Salmon, farmed and imported from Norway and Chile are used for sushi. It has been that way since the 1980s.

Wild Pacific Salmon is never used for sushi because of the high risk of parasites, which occur in waters where there are pinnipeds (seals, etc). In Japan, Pacific Salmon is salted and eaten cooked.

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No, no, no!!! The Putin regime must not cut any deals and have nothing but irreconcilable hostility toward Japan for as long as the American occupation regime is in place!

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Too bad,I was rooting for the salmon...

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Another $1.5 mil for Russia to spend on artillery shells to kill Ukrainians. Putin must be happy.

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Thomas GoodtimeToday  06:51 am JST

Japan never ceases to amaze me with its double standards, greed, and two faced-ness ( is that even a word??)

US, EU, UK all double standards in such a sense

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Russia is a good neighbor if you treat them with respect. If only Ukraine had known this, their country wouldn't have been in ruins

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Japan putting Japan first. Europe putting the US first.

So true, so true. Japan declaring the Russian presence in the Southern Kuriles 'illegal' is nothing but a pathetic sop to America, to show that they are 'sticking it to Russia'. What a joke.

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Noticed in increased appearance of meat in sushi restaurants?

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On the subject of sanctions, the UK lifted sanctions on Gazprom bank on Wednesday.... to ensure the supply of gas and oil. Another of those news items that didn't make it into the western media for some reason.

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Thomas GoodtimeToday  08:06 am JST

Thomas,maybe they do not know any better,and you down voter too

@Yrral

No problem. Downvotes are worn like a badge of honour!

Maybe for an eternal flatterer.

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Japan is two faced by paying Russia $1.5 million dollars a year for fishing rights yet the EU countries are paying the same Russia more than ONE BILLION (yes that's with a B) EUROS a day for their gas supply. Everyday, today, tomorrow, yesterday and everyday since the conflict started.

But at least they banned tennis players from Wimbledon... :)

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when money talks.

business as usual.

say Saudi Arabia or Qatar and human rights issue does not bother Japan from buying oil from there-no puroburemu at all...

who will expect opposite is very naive person.shopping of LNG from Russia same story.

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Common sense prevails

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Honestly good news for a lot of fishermen that were probably really worried about their livelihoods. $1 million payment to Russia is nothing that will have any impact on Japan or Russian governments, and is not going to be the straw that ends the war. It will however, have a massive impact on a lot of workers who rely on the industry.

Really good to see they could work this out.

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MOD: PLEASE CHANGE MY POST TO READ FISHY

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Something is fish about this partnership.

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Japan never ceases to amaze me with its double standards, greed, and two faced-ness ( is that even a word??)

Could not have said it better myself Thomas. Tip of the stetson to you sir.

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I would prefer to pay a little extra for salmon and not have this deal than paying extra for salmon because supermarkets see an opportunity to raise prices for a while.

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Japan needs to have a ready supply of sushi and this deal shows nothing changes that!

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Well, this seems rather two-faced.

Condemn Russian government for warcrimes on one hand; cut a deal to buy fish with the other hand.

What, Japan has not enough fish? I'm certain the country would be just fine if it had 2000tons less fish. This deal should not have been considered, let alone approved. Disgusting.

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Japan pays a "cooperation fee" to Russia as salmon and trout, according to the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, belong to the country in which they were spawned.

I suppose the Japanese market's addiction to freshwater fish is much stronger than any expressions of commitment to opposing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Japan putting Japan first. Europe putting the US first.

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Thomas,maybe they do not know any better,and you down voter too

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