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Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine must be maintained, Japan says

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He's right. And Japan should start enforcing the sanctions. On everything.

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Japan must stop buying Russian fish, and continuing to manufacture cigarettes in Russia.

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Keep sanction to Russia but keep buying things from third country in the middle.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/11/29/russia-turns-to-india-for-help-as-western-sanctions-bite-reuters-a79539

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Japan did buy oil from Russia this year at a price above the official price cap so I think this talk from Japan is just that, talk. The sanctions are not working and are causing massive blow back on Europe especially, which might be what the US desires.

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What about sanctions against Communist China for its current genocide

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"end its aggression as soon as possible so that we can reach the phase that we can use the dialogue and peace talks".

Why wait? You can use dialogue and peace talks while the aggression is still going on. Sanctions don’t work against the energy-and-food-self sufficient Russia and when major countries like India are not participating.

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But, ah, then again, I think Japan will pick and choose our Russian sanctions to suit ourselves. But other countries shouldn’t, of course!

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Japan(and JPY) is the exchange gateway for providing Russian gas to the region though.

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talk is cheap.

that guys talk is cheap.

or better to say-empty phrases.

Japan have imposed some sanctions against Russia as per US request however...Japan still buys LNG,oil,fish,wood,grain,metals from Russia.Japan sells used cars to Russia at record high level same time.

sending some 100 army trucks without equipment is kind of proforma help.

lets be honest-natural resources poor Japan needs Russia.natural resources rich Russia may not need Japan as can find buyer somewhere else/China,India,BRICS,Africa/...

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Why wait? You can use dialogue and peace talks while the aggression is still going on.

Not while somebody is still sitting on your stolen property you can't.

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The sanctions have opened a pandoras box of shenanigans that wont just end if or when Russian aggression in Ukraine ends.

Implying they were ever intended to end when the war ends. These sanctions stay until Putin is gone, one way or another.

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You forgot to send a memo to Japan Tobacco there monsignor Hayashi.

Oh, thats majority government owned you say?...well, thats different and all right then. Move on, nothing to see here.

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China can replace those sanctions on Russia. The western automobiles leave the Russian market, China is going to take over it and so on........

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That's absolute complete total nonsense !

Oh really? What territory has Russia surrendered through negotiation? I guess Eastern Europe in WW1 but that was at the point of a gun.

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China can replace those sanctions on Russia. The western automobiles leave the Russian market, China is going to take over it and so on........

There is only so much a dog can do for China.

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Japan should stop now!is making a worst decision!complicate relations of peace!

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I haven't been on this site in a while. Today passing through I notice again that the "Russia is bad. West is good" narrative is still being pushed strongly by a lot of commenters. Some are even calling for all regular Russian citizens to be permanently sanctioned / prevented from entering Japan.

I am not defending anybody here, but such a black-n-white mindset is not how the world is supposed to work. People need to open up their mind and not be so strongly influenced by the mainstream media pushing for common narratives that they've lost the ability for independent thoughts.

I am sure those that are pushing for the MSN narratives will downvote me. Go ahead. I'm off keeping my eyes and ears open.

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Wow I couldn't believe it. Almost an hour after I posted earlier about people pushing for MSN narratives instead of keeping their eyes and ears open and having independent thoughts, I got 4 updates and only 2 downvotes.

Whatever is behind this unexpected development, I must say I am both surprised and glad. The less people adopt the black-n-white or good-vs-evil mindset, the better the world will be. After all, good-vs-evil is something that kindergarteners are taught simply because they have no capacity to handle reality in the real world. Good guys are sometimes bad and bad guys are not always bad. In other words, the world is full of colors and shades, never just black and white.

I call on the JT community to keep your eyes and ears open and refuse to subscribe to the notion that if you're not with us you're against us.

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He said he hoped sanctions would encourage Russia to put an "end its aggression as soon as possible..."

If that is the plan, the sanctions are unfounded. Wasn't Ukraine on the tipping point of winning the war, and take back all territories? In that case, send them weapons, and stop wasting time on empty talk!

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"like-minded countries"

Only last week this new ambiguous phrase was being used in exchange for the "world".

It's starting to sink in methinks.

Translation - USA and their puppets, which equals the Usual Suspects - the former colonialist powers who have anxiety about the rise of China and can't comprehend a multipolar world, and cope by reinforcing their neo-colonialist world view.

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RECENT EU elections in Turkey, Spain and Greece, provide clear evidence of growing Anti-War Movement Catalyst & their voters seeking New Leadership.

Present G-7 and EU leadership can act, including more Sanctions & War Support Efforts directed at Russia, but Voters will make Final Decision - happening/see above.

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VOTERS Decide, for all interested in Democracy, how Voters feel bout State of World, Ukraine Proxy War, Sanctions, etc., see link below, that's your answer.

https://pro.morningconsult.com/trackers/global-leader-approval

JT - wise to protect Democracy & Debate, nothing more Democratic than citizens expressing their views in polls.

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OK Russia, we Japan must act like the lap dog of good old US..

But please give us cheap Russian oil....

Being the concubine of good old US could bring disastrous consecuences..

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He's right. And Japan should start enforcing the sanctions. On everything.

Yeah, everything, everything, everything!!..

OK kid, lol..

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"dialogue and peace talks"

What happened to the Minsk Agreements.. you know, that 8 years of diplomacy you flushed down the toilet to prop up a coup regime that unleashed a vicious civil war with nasty ethnic overtones.

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Squeeeeeze!!

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What happened to the Budapest Memorandum?

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Japan is not part of EU.Japan is not part of NATO yet.

ukrainine is not part of EU. Ukraine is not part of NATO.

Ukraine is on the total other side of the world. We have no trade interests with them. They have never done anything for japan.

but that one corrupt (according to TI) country is destroying our economy.

why? Our puppet masters orders?

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Japan trades with the EU and is protected by a NATO country.

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Ukraine is on the total other side of the world. We have no trade interests with them. They have never done anything for japan.

They are giving Russia black eye and that means fewer arms transfers to China that will be used against Japan in the future.

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"dialogue and peace talks"

What happened to the Minsk Agreements.. you know, that 8 years of diplomacy you flushed down the toilet to prop up a coup regime that unleashed a vicious civil war with nasty ethnic overtones.

The puppet donbass republics violated them. In any event, it is not Russia's concern as it isn't a party to the agreements.

"like-minded countries"

Only last week this new ambiguous phrase was being used in exchange for the "world".

Still 43% of world gdp. That's over 2x China's share.

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I haven't been on this site in a while. Today passing through I notice again that the "Russia is bad. West is good" narrative is still being pushed strongly by a lot of commenters. Some are even calling for all regular Russian citizens to be permanently sanctioned / prevented from entering Japan.

The world hasn't faced a full blown fascist country in a long time. Russians that have fled the country and disavow Putin are blameless, but we must assume the ones that remain are complicit in the Nazi regime unless proven otherwise.

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Putin know Japanese leaders are Insecure,that why he occupation of the Kurils,this Japanese official could not fight his way out of a wet paper bag

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Only Japanese leaders are running these days are their big mouths and nothing else on anything that benefits the average Japanese,and gaijin have become less than a man,by not challenging Japanese

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This is a Mexican standoff, Ukrainain have done all they going to ,winter condition will be setting end in 4: months,in noway will Ukrainain dislodge Russian in this time ,but condition will be worse ,when US support will not be authorized under Republicans house control

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

What happened to July 4, yrral?

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winter condition will be setting end in 4: months

Lmao, we just entered summer in the Northern Hemisphere, dude. You sure are eager to surrender.

US support will not be authorized under Republicans house control

They still have plenty more to spend from the last congress. And you don't know if McCarthy could be convinced to put something to a vote if things got desperate.

noway will Ukrainain dislodge Russian in this time

It's not that far to the sea and total Russian defeat.

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