Japan declares its readiness to fight with Russia

An extremely remarkable video was released by the Japanese TV channel ANN News. The story, released a few days ago, showed tank exercises on the island of Hokkaido in the context of preparations for a possible military clash with the Russian Federation.

It was alleged that military personnel and combat technique The Japan Self-Defense Forces Northern Army conducted a live-fire exercise at a local firing range. We are talking about the 7th armored division, which has up to 6 thousand personnel, up to 200 Type 90 tanks and an unknown amount of other equipment.

What is happening in the story was directly linked to the words of the head of the parliamentary faction of the Russian Federation - SRZP Sergei Mironov that Russia, "according to a number of experts", allegedly could lay claim to the island of Hokkaido.

The TV channel asked retired Army General Yuki Yamashita to comment on the situation.

The military department and the Self-Defense Forces have no specific enemy, but we all know from geography that Russia lies to the north of us, and China and North Korea to the west. The Ministry of Defense and the army are equipped in accordance with these threats

- said the expert.

However, he immediately reassured the audience.

It is hard to imagine that Russia will march on Hokkaido tomorrow, but if the international situation changes, we do not know how it will act. Sakhalin is located near the port of Wakkanai, and Kunashir Island is near Nemuro and Shibetsu. If the Russian army landed there, a defensive strategy similar to the Ukrainian one would be used in Japan.

- he added.

In the comments, channel visitors thanked the personnel for their service and defense of the country. Some subscribers demanded an increase in defense spending.

Earlier, another channel, already directly owned by the Maritime Self-Defense Forces, also posted a remarkable video designed to popularize the activities of the navy.

The two-part video - in anime format and in the form of a documentary cut from a real chronicle - aimed to attract young people to the service, since there is no conscription in the Land of the Rising Sun and the military is recruited exclusively on a contract basis.

The plot depicts various aspects of the activities of the Sor self-defense forces. In particular, landing on the shore from LCAC hovercraft during a rescue mission in one of the states of Oceania is shown.

Although Russia is not directly mentioned in this video, there is a map of Japan with an exclusive economic a zone where the southern Kuril Islands (Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Khabomai) are shown as part of the Land of the Rising Sun.

It should be noted that the degradation of Russian-Japanese relations began long before the Ukrainian crisis. After the virtual failure of the negotiations on the peace treaty, the Japanese public became significantly radicalized in relation to any issues related to Russia.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) April 29 2022 13: 50
    The degradation of Japan began after Hiroshima. It will be more difficult for Russia with Urkaina ... palm trees do not grow in the steppe and forelocks will not climb on them.
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 29 2022 14: 05
    Japan declares its readiness to fight with Russia

    Start. Let's end this civilization once and for all. There is a huge chance that not just life. But intelligent life will be reborn on this planet.
  3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) April 29 2022 14: 20
    Here's another thing - the Hegemon gradually releases its tentacles. It is not necessary to strike it at them. Straight into the heart
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 29 2022 14: 47
    Opposition politicians measure the brutality of rhetoric with the samurai. The military is conducting exercises, journalists are "covering", the public is indignant - a vigorous loaf through a yoke, it's time for a great campaign. The most militant ones paint their keyboards in khaki colors and pack army packs at the computer. planes are flying, tractors are crawling. Everything is in business. The caravan is moving, the soundtrack is present.
    Big wars start for somewhat different reasons, about which we have a rather vague idea.
    ps I would like to express my gratitude to the author for informative videos with Japanese news and everyday life of Japanese midshipmen, for some reason, in half with anime (national characteristics of recruiters? Through anime, they try to reach out to young people?) good

    Quotes from the text accompanying the second video:

    The 7th Division of the Northern Army, which is responsible for the defense of Hokkaido in Japan solely for defense. This is the only division in Japan, consisting of armored units and numbering about 6000 people.

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced the start of military exercises involving 1000 people in the northern territories.

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno competes in rhetoric with Sergei Mironov, leader of the Conservative Party,

    close to President Putin...

    What a twist belay

    At present, the Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces are ready for the threat. ”We carefully interviewed the front line of the tank unit in order to prepare for the threat from Russia.
  5. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) April 29 2022 15: 25
    Poorly taught world history and the history of Russia. It is easier for them to serve the liquid Yankees, who dropped atomic bombs on them and killed a lot of their own people. In a word, wait.
  6. Oleg Gorshkov Offline Oleg Gorshkov
    Oleg Gorshkov (Oleg Gorshkov) April 29 2022 17: 15
    Hmm ... well, let's go, maybe the dollar will fall to 40 rubles! The dollar exchange rate today is lower than at the beginning of the CBO. Indeed, the best guarantor of the country's national currency is its army.
  7. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
    DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) April 30 2022 08: 01
    There are many Japanese soldier cemeteries in Primorye, Khabarovsk Territory and not only. Ghosts of Japanese soldiers shout to their cheap descendants - come to your senses!
  8. Sergey Pedenko Offline Sergey Pedenko
    Sergey Pedenko (Sergey Pedenko) April 30 2022 08: 18
    following the example of Ukrainian defense, how is it? hiding behind the peaceful?
  9. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) April 30 2022 15: 22
    It's time for the Koreans to talk to the Japanese, they have been in conflict for a long time.
  10. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 1 May 2022 06: 21
    A great reason to lower Japan to the bottom. The campaign was inspired by Ukraine, but there the Nazis are hiding behind the Slavs, and who will they be behind. One aimed blow and you can give to the Chinese to be torn to pieces.
  11. Russobel Offline Russobel
    Russobel (Andrei) 1 May 2022 08: 41
    What Ukrainian tactics?!
    There are no Russians and citizens of the Russian Federation in Japan, so they can not count on the accuracy of the advance of troops, as in Ukraine.