“Only by military means”: the Japanese spoke in favor of a tough anti-Russian course

Japanese readers of the Yahoo Japan website commented on the assumption of a local policy Muneo Suzuki, who called for the lifting of sanctions against the Russian Federation, which, in his opinion, could positively affect the negotiations on the Kuril Islands.

The opinions expressed by the Japanese about Mr. Suzuki's initiative are predominantly negative. Japanese public opinion is in favor of further anti-Russian measures.

The Russian Federation does not officially recognize the fact of the territorial dispute, relying on the inviolability of the results of the Second World War, while Japan, on the contrary, calls the islands of Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and the Habomai ridge its "occupied Northern Territories".

The comments are selective and the opinions shown reflect the position of Japanese users only:

"Northern Territories" cannot be returned by simply canceling economic sanctions. President Vladimir Putin believes that it is permissible to take territory by force, and the current situation is such that for Russia force is the only means of territorial expansion. Firstly, one of the reasons why Russia is stuck on these four islands is military in nature: Kunashir and Iturup have already received strike missiles and new fighters, and exercises are being conducted there more and more often.

- expressed wqm.

In fact, exactly the opposite is true [as suggested by Mr. Suzuki]. If Russia is doing well, the probability of the return of the "Northern Territories" is moving away, and if it is bad, then the probability is higher. Before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia showed a willingness to make concessions. The basis of diplomacy has always been military and economic power. When Russia or the Soviet Union, both militarily and economically, were in decline, they were compliant. Post-war Japanese diplomacy continued to fail, under the illusion that "if we give something sweet, the other side will back even more." In fact, this will never happen. They will only demand more and that's it

– the reader nso argues.

Under the Japanese-American status-of-forces agreement, the United States can build bases anywhere in Japan without prior permission. This agreement also allows the construction of US military bases in the Northern Territories. But Russia does not want this. Muneo should know about this too

nekoneko mentioned.

What are we talking about... Listening to this man is like listening to Russian propaganda. The "Northern Territories" are the islands that the Soviet Union set its sights on long before World War II and had no intention of returning them. […] I don’t think that the talk of young politicians about the return of the islands through the war will become a reality, but I see the only way out is that Russia simply will not have military power left

- prompted wry.

The "Northern Territories" cannot be returned by any means other than military. With Russia, everything is exactly the same. But I don't think Japan is willing to go that far just yet.

- writes sk.

And what, someone said about the readiness to give something before the economic sanctions? At best, there was talk of the return of the two smaller islands*. Therefore, it is worth continuing to keep pace with the West. Unless Japan wants to enter the Sino-Russian economic zone of interest and become a country with the same understanding of human rights as the above-mentioned states

asimov calls.

It is said that Kunashir and Iturup are inhabited by Russians, schools, hospitals, canneries, etc. have already been built, and the military is also stationed. If economic sanctions are lifted, Russia will be satisfied and its sovereignty there will remain unshakable

Wis argues.

Russia cannot deceive us. Let's answer it with new sanctions and more support for Ukraine

– called cco.

*Obviously, we are talking about Shikotan and Habomai, which the USSR was ready to transfer according to the ninth article of the Soviet-Japanese declaration of 1956.
  • Photos used: Japan Self-Defense Force
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  1. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 12 March 2023 15: 39
    Something the samurai fluffed up, with a bare heel against a sword - this is not even suicide, or they are so self-confident that in the event of an attack, Russia will not use nuclear weapons ..
  2. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 12 March 2023 15: 47
    But Okinawa could easily be ours. The Japanese did not have to sign a separate surrender to the Americans. Now the question is postponed, I hope, forever.
  3. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 12 March 2023 15: 53
    and what were the Japanese going to fight with? the United States banned them from offensive weapons. they can only sit on the defensive for a couple of months.
  4. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 12 March 2023 19: 42
    Blessed are the poor in spirit ...
  5. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 13 March 2023 08: 10
    Oh, how nuclear contamination affects the Japanese! First, the Americans dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, and for this the Japanese simply adore the United States. Then Fukushima, after which the Japanese completely lost their fear. And some even desired war with Russia! The Japanese need to watch footage of the September 11th terrorist attack in America more often. It clearly shows how skyscrapers collapse, of which there are a lot in Japan itself. And the arrival of our missiles in them does not bode well for the newly-minted samurai.
  6. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 13 March 2023 10: 15
    Only by military means

    Well, what can you do.
    Apparently, the Japanese like nuclear bombing.
    And how else to fight with them ?!
  7. Watching Offline Watching
    Watching (Alex) 14 March 2023 14: 25
    Quote: Just Cat
    the United States banned them from offensive weapons.

    You probably do not see the connection of everything that happens in the world after 3/2022. Everything has fallen on its head, all international laws and treaties are no longer needed by the West, they are hastily preparing for a world war and are sure that they will win it. And the Japanese are good warriors (remember the defeat of Russia in 1905), and they will have everything and will probably already secretly have nuclear weapons.
  8. MakStVik Offline MakStVik
    MakStVik (Maksim) 19 March 2023 09: 19
    It seems that the movement of air masses occurs from west to east. Conclusion: in case of a nuclear strike on Japan, the contamination of the Russian territory will not occur. Burn this "problem" and keep silent on the news.
  9. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 19 March 2023 14: 00
    Japan is not Ukraine. Conventional round dances with her, no one will lead.