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Kishida tells Putin diplomatic solution needed over Ukraine crisis

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oh well, that's that sorted then..... so relieved! Kishida should get the Nobel Peace Prize... (^_-)

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This kind of talks show that it's all just, well, talk. The J government will make itself look good by pretending to "ease tensions" in other parts of the world while doing the opposite at home, which also makes them popular with a part of their electorate.

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I believe only the US keep telling that Russia will invade Ukraine in order to server their own interests and keeping the oil and gas prices at record highs

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Well, if Kishida said it, Russia will stop it's aggression. Laugh Out Loud.

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Kishida vowed that Japan, which initiated the phone talks, "will continue tenacious diplomatic efforts toward easing tensions."

A feather weight boxer trying to punch out with heavy weights.

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Russia has said some military units were returning to their bases from exercises near Ukraine, but the United States and European nations are skeptical about such a claim.Who to believe when both sides have such lengthy reputations as liars.

It's like the old riddle, if two liars are talking to each other, which one might be telling the truth.

I will not believe either Biden or Putin, until NATO and Russian Federation military personnel are back in their respective family homes.

And until Ukrainian individuals are allowed to choose for themselves what they want, perhaps remain independent and free of any empire, or perhaps to be part of the EU and/or NATO, or perhaps go back to/in the USSR,

Ukrainian citizens should be allowed to make decisions based on Ukraine's own political processes. Time to move farther away from the Cold War Era and the Fossil era.

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mr empty suit said something to Putin and in whitehouse can bookmark it as homework is done.

LOL

how about export of gas from Japan to Europe?

i am sure it was just kind of "talk" anyway...just pure empty talk Fumio...?

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It's like the small dog barking behind the fence, then you open the gate and it runs away

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I think it’s good that there are talks, and Japan’s size is not an issue. Putin has a connection to Japanese culture through judo, and is treated respectfully when he visits, so there is already an established basis for working some things out (though the Kuril question has not been settled as yet.)

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KISHIDA. the US puppet has no say to PUTIN.

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has no say to PUTIN.

In a follow the money world Putin knows Japan currently has the world's third largest economy. Russia's is way down, even with its huge reserves of oil and gas. I think Putin will listen to PM Kishida.

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really doubt Putin cares what Kishida thinks

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PTownsendToday  11:32 am JST

In a follow the money world Putin knows Japan currently has the world's third largest economy.

japan is a poor country with its debts and a fake economy based on QE

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Then by that reasoning @AlyRustom 11:36am, Putin doesn’t really care about those living in Tokyo either? They are just small fish in a larger sea ?

“really doubt Putin cares what Kishida thinks.” -

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Maybe he should tell Biden as well.

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Then by that reasoning @AlyRustom 11:36am, Putin doesn’t really care about those living in Tokyo either? They are just small fish in a larger sea ?

yes

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Wow! That was fast…lol! The Russia invading Ukraine saga has been going on for more than a month and finally the honorable PM has his say!

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A feather weight boxer trying to punch out with heavy weights.

If the weight divisions are determined by a nation's economic size, Russia indeed would be the feather weight. Where did all Russia's oil/gas wealth go?

But given how wealthy Putin is reputed to be and if PM Kishida is not as wealthy, maybe in that case PM Kishida would be the featherweight.

Either way, Japan as a nation has lots of reasons to want a diplomatic solution, which I hope will be resolved soon.

How long until Putin calls China for backup?

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Putin has always been waiting for a diplomatic solution, and that being a guarantee that the Ukraine wouldn't be able to join NATO. However, the US has been trying to avoid this type of guarantee or promise because it not only wants the Ukraine to join NATO, but completely surround Russia with nukes aimed at Moscow.

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Still much better than those noisy countries which keep complete silence for this time

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Maybe Japan can cater the meetings

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This talk might have some weight , trading weight .

Russians like Japanese products , they love to have Japanese companies investing in Russia .

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Putin has made it crystal clear that this time he will not relent until NATO give him written promise of no more expansion.

Either NATO concede or Russia takes Ukraine, which in the history was never a real nation anyway. Ball is on NATO's court

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YukijinToday  10:19 am JST

It's like the small dog barking behind the fence, then you open the gate and it runs away

I don’t think that small dog is not barking at all but persuading. I don't think Japan is dog either.

If Japan is too small to talk to Russia, what is the suggestion from the one infesting that dog guarded by the fence to get bigger Huh?

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KORE NANIToday  09:10 am JST

JAPANNOTPARTOFNATO

your input is not needed!

Yes it is. Japan is part of the G7 who will likely apply sanctions collectively against Russia if they invade Ukraine. Your input is not needed.

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 don’t think that small dog is not barking at all but persuading.

Of course, too many NOT

I think that small dog is not barking at all but persuading.

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Does Kishida know there are American bases in Japan? Does he know that Japan and Russia are just about 15 minutes jet or missile flight away? Does he know Japan is not a member of NATO?

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