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Will Japanese ban Russian flight over Japan and territory waters

10 ( +17 / -7 )

Those Japanese ministers must all be pulling their hair out, not being able to visit that country-turned-cesspool, all owing to one massive fascist loser.

12 ( +24 / -12 )

I wonder what Russia thinks it accomplished with this, it obviously has no effect except telling everybody the Japanese actions are important enough to do something about it.

14 ( +28 / -14 )

Can't we all just get along :(

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Good for them. The only country that is hurting Russia's economy and prestige is Russia. And only they can end that. If they only wanted to......

10 ( +25 / -15 )

We're they expecting anything to the contrary?

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Russia reportedly has a long list of tit-for-tats sanctions and measures. These were fairly taken for granted, and were mostly expected.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Japanese officials believe the ban will have no impact on the government as it has had no plan to send a senior figure to Russia.

That is exactly the point.

Nobody Is interesting to go to Russia, so there is absolutely no problem with this entry ban.

Relations between Japan and Russia have sunk to their lowest level in decades.

So what? Who cares?

The Russian government is nothing more then a piece of s...t, and it is zero necessary to have a good relationship with such a insane massmurdering state and also with all its supporters and followers.

Isolate this mass murdering state and all its supporters and followers, and sooner or later they will crawl back and come back, and they will beg for doing buisness with them.

But then, the world should show them the middle finger, so that these as...les understand what they did and what they are still doing.

5 ( +19 / -14 )

Now is the time to ensure that Japanese businesses cease all trade with Rusiia, including gas and oil from this evil dictatorship.

8 ( +18 / -10 )

Now is the time to ensure that Japanese businesses cease all trade with Rusiia, including gas and oil from this evil dictatorship.

It's easier said than done, as prices here have skyrocketed since the war began, and with the yen falling in value, things are just going to get worse.

Propane gas has nearly doubled, gasoline is over 170 yen per liter and food stuffs are rising too.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

Zichi,I am worried ,hope you are alright

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

None of the mentioned are crazy enough to go to USSR anyway!!!

11 ( +15 / -4 )

A pointless gesture, a little like Japan banning the import of 1.1% (that's right 1.1) of goods it gets from Russia.

Japan bans 62 Russians, Russia bans 62 Japanese...neither of which will make the slightest difference to anybody in the Ukraine or anywhere else.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

It is a badge of honor to be banned by that fascist cesspit of a country. It means you must be doing something right.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

@Yrral

Will Japanese ban Russian flight over Japan and territory waters

Russians have no such need. Most international flights take Artic route, meaning overflight of Russia to save fuel.

Japanese airlines are essentially cut off from European destinations unless they take the Central Asian route which adds 4 hours to flight time and greatly limits the number of jets that could make such flights. Right now it's not a big problem because of depressed international flight market, but when travel and tourism normalize, it will be a major headache.

Russia by comparison has not banned Korean airlines from making flights over Russia, so most Japanese and European travelers will be forced to make connecting flights to Incheon or Beijing, then transfer to Japanese destinations.

-14 ( +6 / -20 )

This is the price Korea's paying to keep relations with Russia relatively good.

https://www.npr.org/2022/04/28/1095365240/south-koreas-immediate-neighbors-are-impacting-the-military-help-its-giving-ukra

South Korea is the world's sixth-largest arms exporter and Ukraine has turned to it for help in its war against Russia. But so far, Seoul has only agreed to provide non-lethal aid.

In its quest for weapons to fight off Russian forces, Ukraine has recently turned to the world's sixth-largest arms exporter, South Korea. But so far, Seoul has only agreed to provide nonlethal aid. As NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Seoul, South Korea's relations with the powers that surround it have put it in a dilemma.

ANTHONY KUHN, BYLINE: Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a virtual and quite specific appeal to South Korea's parliament.

KUHN: "You have something that can be indispensable for us," he said - "armored vehicles, anti-aircraft, anti-tank and anti-ship weapons." Zelenskyy noted that South Korea also suffered an invasion by North Korea during the Korean War.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

As if Kishida San is going there.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Samit, Zelensky has become a freeloader for weapon, nobody will give ,billion of dollars, without string attached

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

@Yrral

Zelensky has become a freeloader for weapon, nobody will give ,billion of dollars, without string attached

Japan can now freely give weapons to Ukraine after new lows with Russia, yet Zeleneskyy never asked for Japanese weapons. In other word, Japan has no weapons that even desperate Ukrainians would want.

Korea is in opposite position. As the 6th largest arms exporter(soon to be 5th or 4th this year due to booming arms exports. Could sell $18 billion this year, already signed orders for $10 billion so far this year), Korea has a long list of weapons that Ukraine wants but Korea can't give due to its relations with Russia.

Particularly in demand are Raybolt anti-tank missiles and Shingung MANPAD missiles, the only equivalent to US Javelin and Stinger missiles available in a stock of 10,000 units, Ukrainian ambassador literally offered to pay cash to buy directly from Korean manufacturers but they had to turn back the ambassador.

-16 ( +3 / -19 )

It’s a shame that Putin doesn’t act more like an FDR and less like a Hitler.

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The entry ban won't hurt Japan one bit. It's just a tit-for-tat from Russia. No need to worry about the worsening relations between Japan and Russia. When the war is over and the Russians need econmic cooperation and financial support from Japan, they will come and knock on your door with a big smile.

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This is the price Korea's paying to keep relations with Russia relatively good.

No different than Israel, even as the Russian Foreign Minister all but calls the Israelis Nazis. They sit on their hands and do nothing, afraid to anger the Russians.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Awww... I'm sure this does SO much! haha. That ban by Russia on Japanese visiting the Russian islands really hurts, though. Might even cause Japan to rethink its decision to continue oil imports and those of seafood from Russia. Well... when kani tours end.

-21 ( +1 / -22 )

Mr. Kishida and the other Japanese ministers are in good company globally. Sometimes events in the world force one to chose sides. Japan chose well. There is no shame in being banned from entering Russia. More a badge of honor. It would be maybe worse if Russia had ignored the Japanese.

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Will Japanese ban Russian flight over Japan and territory waters

> > Even at times of normal relations between Japan and Russia there are more or less no commercial flights from Russia that had to fly through Japanese air space - except bilateral flights which were stopped some time ago.

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Samit, Zelensky has become a freeloader for weapon, nobody will give ,billion of dollars, without string attached

You misunderstand. Ukraine is not freeloading anything. They are paying with their blood, sweat and too often their very lives. The whole democratic world has much at stake in helping Ukraine defend itself. A Russian victory would not be confined to Ukraine. Supporting Ukraine now is a lot cheaper than what happens if the west fails to support them.

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And the Southern Kurils will remain Russian.

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

No need to go there for other reason than signing that overdue peace treaty and getting the occupied islands back. Everything else like buying borschtsch, vodka or caviar you can also do at local delicatessen stores. They surely have also some replacements from other countries for the boycotted original products.

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And the Southern Kurils will remain Russian.

Not in the eyes of the US, EU and almost all of the democratic world.

They are no more Russian than Crimea or other illegally occupied parts of sovereign Ukraine.

12 ( +21 / -9 )

this ban from you know who is so silly. like there is nothing more important to do than going to russia.

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Fighto

When Japan takes back the Kurils only then do you get to act tough.

Like a small child whimpering about lost milk and biscuits.

-22 ( +4 / -26 )

Now Kishi-chan won't be able to go to Kurils.

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

An eye for an eye, nothing new.

This is a world of endless avenge and relentless retaliation, therefore..

2 ( +3 / -1 )

LOL!

As if Kishida or any other of the banned want to be going to Moscow for a red carpet visit at the moment.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

How about de-escalating the situation? Western sanctions are making things worse. It was sanctions that caused WW2.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

How about de-escalating the situation?

The nation that can do that is fascist Russia by withdrawing completely from sovereign Ukraine.

There is NO other nation to blame, not Japan, US or other democracies.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Not that surprising a move, seems to be in reciprocity like most of their actions have been. I am honsetly still really surprised they were able to come to that fishing agreement last month despite everything else going on between them.

How about de-escalating the situation? Western sanctions are making things worse. It was sanctions that caused WW2.

I wish, but it seems unlikely now. Ukraine saying peace negotiations are off the table. Conveniently right after the US finished their visit to the region.

The powers that be only serve to benefit the longer they can keep the conflict going, the loss of life doesn't matter to them. At this point in time, I don't know if we see a ceasefire before Ukraine's surrender.

Which is sad, because it never had to be the case.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

@Desert Tortoise

Not to be adversarial but however....

Out of curiosity please explain why you think Kishida and other Japanese ministers are in good company globally ?

It appears to me to be completely obvious that Kishida and other ministers or diplomats are not welcome globally.

Russia is part of the Global community by the way.

Isn't that exactly what the news article is about "banned Japanese ministers"

And no there's quite a few countries that have refused to condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine.

-16 ( +2 / -18 )

That does it. All Japanese exports of mayonnaise to Russia should cease in retaliation.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Give the list of those banned, that would be more interesting than this article.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

How about de-escalating the situation? Western sanctions are making things worse. It was sanctions that caused WW2.

History is lost on people here. No good reason to engage with them...

1 ( +6 / -5 )

There is NO other nation to blame, not Japan, US or other democracies.

Such a simple analysis...

/out

1 ( +5 / -4 )

They should stop pretending to play nice with Russia and posture the JSDF to retake those islands. This could result in fewer Siberian reserves being deployed in Ukraine.

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Russia said Wednesday it will ban the entry of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and many high-ranking officials for an indefinite period in a fresh round of sanctions against Japan, amid rising tensions between the two countries over the crisis in Ukraine.

Is that supposed to be a punishment or a reward? Nobody in their right mind would WANT to travel to Russia while they are invading a sovereign nation for the purpose of territorial expansion. Such an evil country right now under Putin.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

How about de-escalating the situation? Western sanctions are making things worse. It was sanctions that caused WW2.

There were no sanctions on Germany when it started WWII.

Sanctions against Japan were a direct response to Japans invasion of China. They came AFTER Japans invasion, not before.

Your premise is rebutted sir.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

I heard rumor Putin has cancer and needs surgery. Russia could really use a new leadership now

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Peter1

Is that supposed to be a punishment or a reward? Nobody in their right mind would WANT to travel to Russia 

It' is a some political signal to Japanese gov.

before spec op in Ukraine this country received a lot of political signal, but ignores them.

They should stop pretending to play nice with Russia and posture the JSDF to retake those islands.

JSDF have some experience in real war?

Real war my friend - it's not a computer game.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I really hope the JDF are not involved but able to learn from how a war should be fought against a superior but badly trained, badly equipped and badly lead army. Make a stand and wait for American intervention.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Real war my friend - it's not a computer game.

Yeah Real War where you Russian soldiers , as like the days of WW2, shoot anyone, rape anyone as you like simply because you feel like doing it. Sure you cannot tense yourself with this much of inhumane excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline at a computer game

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I guess this 62 on the list were moronically chosen by THAT moronic Russian ambassador watching J-TV day-in day-out.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Don’t blow up civilians, Don't shoot civilians, Don't rape civilians, Don't punch civilians. Don't abuse civilians

You're just animals who have no excuse what-so-ever.

No need for IJA's genocide stories whatsoever

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Olegek

It' is a some political signal to Japanese gov.

before spec op in Ukraine this country received a lot of political signal, but ignores them.

It is not much of a signal to the Japanese Government.

Before the invasion of Ukraine Russia made many demands that any sane government would have refused, as Ukraine did. Putin wants to expand Russian borders pure and simple. That is his one and only goal. Everything else is smokescreen. It is how scum like Hitler, Stalin and Putin operate.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Boo Hoo, sanctions by Russia that don't amount to a hill of beans. Russia needs Japan a lot more than Japan needs Russia.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Out of curiosity please explain why you think Kishida and other Japanese ministers are in good company globally ?

Russia has been issuing such bans on leaders and parliament / congress members from many western nations. All one has to do as a western politician it seems is to make a speech critical of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and they end up on the list of banned westerners. That is why I said these Japanese parliamentarians and ministers are in good company globally. They are among the people willing to speak out against Russia.

It appears to me to be completely obvious that Kishida and other ministers or diplomats are not welcome globally.

No, not at all. They are only not welcome in one country, Russia.

Russia is part of the Global community by the way.

Not any more. They are pariah state more reviled than DPRK. Much of the world now shuns Russia.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

How about de-escalating the situation? Western sanctions are making things worse. It was sanctions that caused WW2.

If you are referring to the US oil embargo on Japan circa 1940, that was in response to Japan's butchery of the Chinese. The war was on in the Pacific already with Japan marching through Indochina, down the Malay Peninsula to Singapore and across the straits to Indonesia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, sinking British, Dutch and Australian ships before they attacked the US at Pearl Harbor. US sanctions didn't start the war in the Pacific. Japan did. For once be honest and own up to Japan's barbaric past.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

@Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne Excuse me Sir but was there a word missing? Let me help your logic. I am sure you wanted to say "Russia WAS part of the Global community by the way". Putin can now two step, toast and entertain the fat guy on his sinking "ROW BOAT" because he can no longer set sail on his Yacht!

Russia is part of the Global community by the way.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

It is not much of a signal to the Japanese Government.

Before the invasion of Ukraine Russia made many demands that any sane government would have refused, as Ukraine did.

So now they have a real war. They lost about 50 000 soldiers.

You don't see any contradiction?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Nice Taxi.

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This is NOT about Russia or it's people, it all about putin and his sick ideology,

1 ( +1 / -0 )

So now they have a real war. They lost about 50 000 soldiers.

You don't see any contradiction?

I am sure the Ukraine has lost more than 50,000 civilians murdered by Russia and Russia has lost about 25,000 soldiers dead and 50,000 injured. Ukraine numbers released show about 5,000 dead but I would say at least 10,000 is more likely and a higher number injured.

War is a gruesome business and in major conflicts like the invasion of Ukraine by a superpower, the dead pile up quickly. They become numbers on lists rather than people with lives and hopes snuffed out.

But you do not give in to bully's, that encourages them to bully you more and to bully others.

Russia banned some people from entering Russia. No loss there. As warnings go it is tame and not anything to worry about. Russia will not attack Japan as that guarantees the US direct involvement. Putin, for all his madness, is not yet ready for a conventional conflict with the US as Russia would lose. Nuclear conflict would see both nations lose. Russia has no scenario where it engages the US directly and wins. In addition, the US has way too many allies and Russia can not fight on three or four fronts. It struggles to handle Ukraine at it's borders. Russia has one arrow in its quiver, more nukes than anyone else. Its equipment is inferior and its manufacturing capacity compared to the west is laughable.

Russia would be much better served by being friends with the west rather than provoking them all the time.

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