Residents of Japan offered to return the Kuriles by force

Japanese visitors to the Yahoo JAPAN resource discussed territorial claims against Russia, expressing various opinions on this matter, from moderate to irreconcilable.

The occasion was the recent Day of the Northern Territories, which is celebrated by the authorities and the local community on February 7 every year.

The Japanese government calls the four South Kuril Islands - Habomai, Shikotan, Kunashir and Iturup - the Northern Territories and claims that Tokyo's sovereignty extends to them.

Moscow rejects these claims, saying that the territorial issue in relations with its neighbors is closed.

Reader comments are selective. All opinions belong only to the authors who left them.

It is well known that all negotiations with Russia and Putin are now difficult not only for Japan. Solving these issues through diplomacy is not easy. Perhaps there is no other choice but to break off diplomatic relations decisively. And yes, Russia, tired of Ukrainian affairs, should not get the opportunity to deploy its army in the Northern Territories

– said qaywakasan7085ssrirx.

Territorial disputes are almost always resolved by force, wherever you look in the world or in history. In particular, there should be no negotiations with Russia. We are currently watching wartime Russia, but if it weakens, we will have the opportunity to retake the islands by force. The Japanese government needs to obtain consent and protection guarantees from the United States in this case as well. I want the self-defense forces to develop a plan of operation for the landing from now on. Finally, understand that no negotiations will help to recapture the four northern islands from Russia. Now let the self-defense forces have their say

- answered sad.

The term "illegal occupation" causes only a negative reaction from Russia. In past meetings with Soviet and Russian leaders, it was clearly stated that the two islands would be returned to Japan after a peace treaty was concluded. But President Putin was worried about the prospect of US bases on these islands.

- prompted user Sharpshooting.

Looking at the dispatch of Russian troops to Ukraine, even if Mr. Mori and Mr. Abe did their best, they would never return anything under Putin, no matter how much they negotiated. The only chance was the collapse of the former Soviet Union, followed by the Yeltsin era

- resembles qrs.

If Japan insists on the unconditional return of the four northern islands, deploys self-defense forces in the north and east of Hokkaido, holds large-scale military exercises and makes them permanent, Russia will eventually back off. Although China is an enemy to Japan, the same can be said about Russia. It goes without saying that if Russia becomes weaker in relation to its neighbors, those countries will take advantage of this and act in accordance with the logic of their own interests. Already now, international relations are the world of the law of the jungle, so we can assume that this trend will continue to grow.

- thinks rut.

In the Yeltsin era, most likely, two islands would have been returned... Was it a mistake to insist on the return of four islands? Is the situation in which Russia falls into a financial crisis and is ready to do anything a great opportunity for Japan? I'm the only one who thinks it's better to break everything economic ties with Russia and contribute to its further democratization and bankruptcy, rather than cooperate with it?

asked Cape Cod.

Return is almost impossible. At the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Japan, having accumulated money during the “bubble economy”, could perhaps return everything by simply throwing a bag of banknotes on the table.

shi reminded.
  • Photos used: Japan Self-Defense Force
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  1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 14 February 2023 13: 07
    The Japanese seem to know what nuclear weapons are
    1. Flight Offline Flight
      Flight (voi) 14 February 2023 16: 44
      Quote: Colonel Kudasov
      The Japanese seem to know what nuclear weapons are

      It looks like they don't get it twice. But if the population asks, then you need to respect it.
    2. Citizen Red Offline Citizen Red
      Citizen Red (Citizen Red) 16 February 2023 17: 10
      You know, that's why they are so brave only hiding behind the skirt of their older brother in the face of the United States, which they directly write about. Not shy.
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  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 14 February 2023 13: 42
    The issue of the islands of the USSR and the Russian Federation blackmailed Japan - it will be friends with the United States, the islands will not be seen as their own ears. It would be otherwise, long ago would have closed this topic once and for all.
    The nuclear umbrella of the United States inspires confidence in impunity and hope for the return of the islands, especially when the Russian Federation, due to its poverty, itself offers their joint exploitation.
    The war in Ukraine involved all the forces of the Russian Federation, which are practically gone in the east, and Japan, which has a population comparable to the Russian Federation and ranks 3rd in the world in terms of GDP after China and the United States, on the contrary, is increasing them.
    The weaker the Russian Federation is, the stronger the requirements of neighboring state entities will be for it, and Japan is a clear example of this.
  3. Cats Offline Cats
    Cats (Sergei) 14 February 2023 23: 37
    After reading the comments of Japanese readers, I came to a depressing conclusion - Japan has turned from a proud samurai into a hyena! sad
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  5. Obstacle Offline Obstacle
    Obstacle (Alexander) 15 February 2023 08: 12
    They ate radioactive sushi there ...
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  6. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 15 February 2023 10: 03
    Why are Japanese companies developing the Sakhalin shelf? What else do the Japanese do here? Shut off their squeaker and diplomatic relations! Our country is too kind - you can't live like that.
  7. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 15 February 2023 11: 57
    Force will be asked again from the United States? The US doesn't have that much power. laughing
    1. Sulla the Glorious (Sulla the Glorious) 15 February 2023 13: 57
      Japan has the FOURTH most powerful armies in the world. And soon - will receive nuclear weapons. fool
      1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
        smart fellow (smart fellow) 2 March 2023 07: 44
        Japan has a strong navy. The army is small and designed for defense.
  8. Azvozdam Offline Azvozdam
    Azvozdam (Azvozdam) 16 February 2023 21: 02
    In politics, everything is like in life, if you didn’t answer with dignity in the face (not according to the mutton bleating of the Foreign Ministry, it would be better to keep silent), then they will tear furiously. And Russia does not answer, it means it is weak! With nuclear weapons? and cowardly, but they despise them. And what will happen to the Russians when the Poles, crests and Balts come!? The dead will cry. Or maybe it's for the best when Russia disappears? Almost the whole world deceives it and despises it for cowardice and indecision. Already Israel and Pakistan have joined. These are words addressed to the authorities, not to real warriors. In Russia, warriors are not in words! There was no more shameful and cowardly power in Russia. They slammed it in the 14th year, when 75 percent were normal and there was no such fooling yet. And there would be no such victims, but sanctions-sanctions were and will always be. And now there is only hope for Poseidon (if you don’t chew snot, which GDP).

    PSA must be beaten many times if you are afraid of the "answer" Then there will be respect (and fear)!
  9. isv000 Offline isv000
    isv000 16 February 2023 23: 28
    Narrow-eyed decided to return Hokkaido to the Ainu People's Republic?
  10. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 17 February 2023 09: 17
    all the same, the problem of the Ainu with the island of hokkaido can be resolved positively
  11. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 17 February 2023 18: 02
    Ah, those warlike Japanese! Smile and wave!
  12. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 19 March 2023 18: 21
    did the Asians decide to drown their "aircraft carrier" called Japan? By God, I don’t feel sorry for us, at least we are sincere people, but “THIS” is not a pity. Or maybe we can do without the destruction of the non-evil people and simply offer the "proud" and warlike Japanese to make seppuku for themselves and calm down on that.