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Japan urges Russia not to hold military drills around disputed islands

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Dear Japan...

Do you ask Russia not to do military drills, but you support against Russia the sanctions and childish interventionist political actions of the US??..

So Russia will never listen to you and you will never get your northern territories back if you keep playing lapdog, have your own self determination..

Coherence baby, coherence !!..

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Tokyo,if not for the US,you would be speaking Russian

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Tokyo,if not for the US,you would be speaking Russian

LOL, given how Russia is doing in Ukraine. I dont think so!

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LOL, given how Russia is doing in Ukraine. I dont think so!

Good! well then japan does not need the US to help with the Island dispute with Russia. Japan can take them by themselves. Good luck!

LOL!

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Ready,As spiteful as Russian are,they can make Tokyo look just Mariupol

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Why? That's Russia's sovereign territory and Russia may do what it wishes on its own territory.

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The U.S., UK, and EU do not recognize Russian sovereignty over the 4 Southern Kurile Islands. They consider them to be Japanese territory under Russian administration (occupation),

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The islands belong to Russia, because Russia lost 26million soldiers defeating Nazism which Japan supported. Funny how Japan is not only complaining but actively and aggressively attacking Russia with sanctions and support for a Neo-Nazi country like Ukraine. It seems Japan’s support for Nazis was a lesson not learned.

kishida should realize that like Ukraine, Japan is not a member of the EU or NATO. Poking a stick in the eye of the worlds largest, nuclear armed country is not recommended.

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I'm sure Russia is quaking in her boots at Japan's "urging"!

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Cry about these war games but condone as well as join in on others...par for the course...

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They belong to Russia, so Russia can do as it pleases with and around them. Hell, Japan is joining military exercises around Korea, the Philippines, and more. Doesn't seem to concerned in those examples of who is doing what where.

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David Brent: "I'm sure Russia is quaking in her boots at Japan's "urging"!"

Now come on... Japan does give "stern looks" (well, when others aren't looking). And besides, we know they won't do anything because they still want in on Russia's gas projects, and still conduct more than 70% of the business they had with Russia pre-war in Ukraine.

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Japan should just accept these islands aren't theres. They're pathetic cry babies

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The islands belong to Russia, because Russia lost 26million soldiers defeating Nazism which Japan supported.

Spot on. Nobody can deny these embarrassing facts.

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YOU START A WAR WITH THE AIM OF GAINING TERRITORY. IF YOU LOSE, YOU LOSE THE TERRITORY. DONT BE A HYPOCRITE.

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The U.S., UK, and EU do not recognize Russian sovereignty over the 4 Southern Kurile Islands. They consider them to be Japanese territory under Russian administration (occupation),

The US, UK and EU regard the islands as "disputed".

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Oh stop it, the island's are Russian territory for goodness sake.

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Given that the Russian military drills near the Ukraine border were really the beginning of an invasion, Japan should begin its own military build up in the same area. The world knows the Russians are liars. Despite the Putin bots that infest these pages, and spew Kremlin propaganda.

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John NounToday  04:58 pm JST

The islands belong to Russia, because Russia lost 26million soldiers defeating Nazism which Japan supported.

Spot on. Nobody can deny these embarrassing facts.

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Oh yes they can, because Stalin originally made a pact with Hitler, and was his ally. The Russians only fought the Nazis as they were double crossed, and attacked by the Nazis. There is no Russian glory in their battle with the Nazis. It was pure self defence. Check your history.

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I am amazed russia can find enough troops to hold exercises at all!

The islands are legally Japanese, temporarily and illegally occupied by russia.

Perhaps Japan should start holding exercises around northern Hokkaido and the islands. Highlight the numerical and technological superiority of the Japanese naval forces to the ex-soviet rust buckets russia can scrape together in the East.

Should it come to a conflict, russia would have as little success holding on to them as they had holding Snake Island, and Japan has vastly better naval and air forces than Ukraine could muster.

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Alan HarrisonToday  05:08 pm JST

The U.S., UK, and EU do not recognize Russian sovereignty over the 4 Southern Kurile Islands. They consider them to be Japanese territory under Russian administration (occupation),

The US, UK and EU regard the islands as "disputed".

They consider them Japanese territory under Russian administration AND under dispute.

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