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Russia to expel 8 Japan diplomats

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Russia to expel 8 Japan diplomats

Japan diplomats being expelled from Russia, while Japanese people need to pay for rising price. So what Japan we'll get from this?

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/ukraine-omits-japan-from-list-of-countries-thanked-in-twitter-video

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 Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is spreading slander regarding Russia's military operation in Ukraine

Typical of Putin to point fingers away from the barbarous horrors his military forces, including his private armies like the Wager Group, are committing against innocent civilian women, children and the elderly, Putin is like so many other despots in that he a). cannot tell the truth, and b.). he can not accept responsibility for the decisions he has made, in this case the decision he made to militarily invade a sovereign nation. I imagine he will continue to say "NATO made me do it", which will be parroted by his propaganda spreaders and others in his cult of personality, especially those who want to see the 'west' destroyed, and by states and corporations around the globe that want Russia's oil and gas. All Russia under Putin has to offer the world are its natural resources, Russia is a soulless state bereft of much of human value beyond what's under its ground.

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What the heck are the Japanese diplomats still in Russia for anway?

Just as well Russia expelled them as they should have left anyway.

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Taking all the possible measures to protect businesses and Japanese nationals in Russia ?

That's just ridiculous ?

How ?

By imposing more sanctions and seizing assets and discrimination against Russians that don't work for putin.

And supporting Ukraine.

I seriously doubt the Japanese government considered the ramifications of imposing sanctions or slander of Russia.

Linear thought isn't something that's prevalent in Japan.

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very good move Russia!

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Well a bit of tit for tat I guess Japan expelled 8 Russian Diplomats and staff not long ago.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/04/20/national/russian-diplomats-ousted/

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Japan decided earlier this month to expel eight Russians, including diplomats at the Russian Embassy, amid international condemnation over the scores of civilians killed in Ukraine.

They've left without paying up their accumulated and undue parking violation fines. The Russian Embassy is the worst, whose numbers are exceeding.

外交官車両の駐車違反と罰金「踏み倒し」、最多はロシア

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASP6P6JVXP6PUTFK00S.html

ロシア外交官の国外追放に「駐車違反金踏み倒し」の懸念

https://sakisiru.jp/25328

Though the case is a very tiny thing compared to the invasion or contract killings of critics overseas, it also gives quite an impression that Russia is just a rogue state.

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They’re probably thrilled to leave that hell-hole.

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action and reaction or in other words-equality and balance.

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If only we could expel Putin from the planet. Oh wait, we can...

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They were probably all spies LOL

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Bad timing .

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That is only to be expected really, after Japan did the same earlier. It's still a shame, because this is the kind of time you want to have the most active diplomatic channels going you possibly can.

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Kishida is really out there looking for trouble and helping to spread the western propaganda.

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Those 8 diplomats are breathing a huge sigh of relief getting out of that dangerous terror state.

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saying the administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is spreading slander regarding Russia's military operation in Ukraine and taking overtly hostile policy measures which hurt the two countries' cooperative relationship built over the years.

Truth being described as slander.

Japan hostile policy measures, as opposed to Russia using hostile invasion to murder Ukraine civilians.

Russia, WAKE UP, the world will not ever portray your hostile and illegal invasion of Ukraine as anything other that what it is. The wider world will not support your murder in Ukraine nor your attempts to remove their freedom of choice.

If that means removing some or all diplomats from your nation, so be it.

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There are quiet voices within the halls of competency and knowledge that are saying 'WW3' has already started. Let's pray they are wrong.

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There are quiet voices within the halls of competency and knowledge that are saying 'WW3' has already started. Let's pray they are wrong.

I doubt that greatly. Just where would the "halls of competency and knowledge" be located? Not in Russia by any chance? There is precious little competency or knowledge there at this point.

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international condemnation over the scores of civilians killed in Ukraine.

this is disputed and not independently investigated. And it is not international condemnation. Only NATO+Japan. None have investigators on the ground.

Ukrainian government has officially threatened death penalty to any Ukrainians supporting Russia (links available) and the Azov Battalion has videos online threatening beheadings (links available).

so why expel Russian diplomats? We should be friends.

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this is disputed and not independently investigated. And it is not international condemnation. Only NATO+Japan. None have investigators on the ground.

More BS. Red Cross and other non profit, non governmental organizations have been investigating. As well, a number of European nations have dispatched investigators to Ukraine to collect and document evidence. The majority of the International community has indeed condemned Russia for it's illegal invasion.

so why expel Russian diplomats? We should be friends.

Nobody wants to be friends with murderers.

Ukrainian government has officially threatened death penalty to any Ukrainians supporting Russia

You think killing traitors supporting Russia in time of war is unusual? You need to read up on history much better.

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This time Japan really must say goodbye to the 4 disputed northern islands!

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