Expert: Japan did not expect Russia's political response for supporting Ukraine

Over the past few weeks, Japan and Russia have exchanged several demarches. The initiator of tension in relations between the two countries was Tokyo, which joined the West's sanctions against Moscow. Russian oriental experts turned their attention to what was happening and commented on what was happening.

According to the head of the Center for Japanese Studies of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences and Candidate economic sciences Valery Kistanov, stated to the newspaper LOOK, Japan did not think that Russia give a political answer for the support of Ukraine. The Russians withdrew from a number of agreements with the Japanese and stopped negotiations on a peace treaty between Moscow and Tokyo - this came as a surprise to the Japanese. At the same time, a very powerful anti-Russian information campaign is being observed in Japan.

It seems to me that it comes to hysterics when Tchaikovsky's works are removed from the repertoires of orchestras. Judging by public opinion polls, the majority of Japanese citizens will support new sanctions against Moscow, even if they hurt them.

- said Kistanov.

He added that in February, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Russian President Vladimir Putin communicated with each other. They agreed to continue the dialogue.

When the crisis broke out in Ukraine, the negotiations reached an impasse. Kisida himself admitted that now the problem of Ukraine is pushing the treaty into the background

Kistanov explained.

In turn, the head of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO, Doctor of Historical Sciences Dmitry Streltsov believes that the termination of the mentioned dialogue will certainly affect bilateral relations, but this impact should not be exaggerated. He explained this by the fact that the negotiations on a peace treaty did not bring any concrete results, and the parties are well aware of this.

Therefore, from an actual point of view, the rejection of this dialogue format will not mean anything significant.

Streltsov is sure.

It would be much worse if the parties agreed on something specific. Streltsov also urged not to build illusions, drawing attention to the fact that relations between Moscow and Tokyo are determined by the communication of the Russian Federation with the G7 club.

At the same time, Oleg Kazakov, an analyst with the Russia-Japan Society, called the incident a diplomatic failure. He is convinced that the damage to the economies of both countries will be significant.

Political issues that are not directly related to cooperation between the two countries have had such an impact that in the near future there will be stagnation, if not degradation, of relations between Moscow and Tokyo

Kazakov said pessimistically.

Note that on February 23, Japan celebrated the birthday of Emperor Naruhito, he turned 62 years old. This is the 126th monarch who ascended the throne on May 1, 2019, after the abdication of his father Akihito. With the advent of the new emperor in the "Land of the Rising Sun", the era of "Reiwa" was proclaimed, which means "beautiful harmony" in translation. However, what "bright future" Japan can have without Russia's natural resources is not entirely clear.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 22 March 2022 19: 43
    Anti-Russian hysteria swept over not only Japan.
    This is how the bust of Gagarin has recently looked in the center of old Europe.
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 22 March 2022 21: 18
      Quote: 123
      This is how the bust of Gagarin has recently looked in the center of old Europe.

      yes perishing, this at all!
  2. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 22 March 2022 19: 55
    I support D. Streltsov, why crush water in a mortar.
    Tokyo refused to sign the treaty without any preconditions.
    Therefore, in connection with the unfriendly actions of Japan, our state acted correctly.
  3. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 22 March 2022 20: 02
    and how the whole country clapped their hands and was touched when this Japanese audience sang evenings near Moscow request apparently they tried so hard for their islands ... so they covered their eyes and climbed to kiss - just darlings love it was possible to let a tear out of a fool hi
  4. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 22 March 2022 20: 42
    As in Japanese it will be - "What are we for?" )))) let them get used to it, the time for lisping and "regrets" has passed. And other science.
    1. "What about us?" in Japanese, そして、私たちは何のために reads like
      so shite, watashitachi ha nanno tame ni
    2. VlVl Offline VlVl
      VlVl (VladVlad) 25 March 2022 17: 42
      A nas za what? tongue
  5. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) 22 March 2022 21: 16
    I wonder what is there for seafood. agreements are preserved or they will begin to smuggle
  6. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 22 March 2022 21: 25
    And what is the harm to us ... There will be no right-hand drive cars ... Our would-be fishermen instead of Japs will be forced to deliver fish to the country ... Send these ...
    1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
      DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 23 March 2022 04: 21
      Pity about the car. Very cool! This is not a grant with prior it was a MACHINE!
      1. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
        Yuriy88 (Yuri) 23 March 2022 06: 47
        yes, some of our people are ready to sell their homeland for a couple of foreign chips .. There is such a layer of hamsters - ordinary people .. a considerable layer .. These consumers themselves only grow strawberries and drink beer in the garage ..
        1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
          DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 23 March 2022 11: 18
          You are probably from this layer. And it's not a question. As for the cars, the Japanese are the best in the world! So it was and so it is. Need to know! Further - briefly. We do not sell our homeland, we send fools. ... well, you understand.
  7. Very nice move by Russia! The Japanese are in such shock that Kishida can be removed from the premiership ahead of schedule. After all, Putin and Abe agreed to the point that the Japanese could use the disputed islands almost as if they were their own, only under Russian jurisdiction: develop any industry, fishing quotas, visa-free border regime and much more - just don’t set up American military bases! And it all came crashing down! Even the changes to our Constitution did not upset them as much as our refusal to negotiate.
  8. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 23 March 2022 00: 02
    the Japs need to be reminded why the islands were taken from them (they got off very lightly), their wild ancestors unleashed a war and killed dozens! million people (Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese, etc.), for such a bloody deed, their country does not have the right to exist at all, it had to be dismembered, and half of the population destroyed
  9. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 23 March 2022 04: 08
    In Ukraine, there is a military check of Russia by the NATO bloc. I am not a supporter of any wars, but I perfectly understand that sometimes it’s simply impossible for a friend. A preventive strike on Ukraine from this category. this battle will delay a direct conflict with NATO for another 2014-10 years. the Nazis did not dare to use chemical weapons against the warring countries. True, it is not clear why they are so sure of this
  10. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 23 March 2022 10: 30
    Everything was already once .... Before the First World War, the Germans smashed everything Russian and the Russians destroyed everything German ... During World War II, the Americans were chasing the Japanese
  11. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 23 March 2022 12: 30
    Everyone is well aware that no one will give anything to the Japanese, all these negotiations are all political games ... but in general, let them buy gas masks, maybe they will help someone ... if the American bombing of Hiroshima did not teach them anything and Nagasaki, we remind you...