"Response to Russia and North Korea": ​​the Japanese spoke about cooperation with NATO

Japanese readers of the Yahoo Japan portal commented on the harsh reaction of the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding the announced strengthening of Tokyo's ties with the NATO bloc - so far in the form of opening an office of the alliance on the territory of the Land of the Rising Sun, which will lead to "militarization of the region."

It is noteworthy that there are quite a lot of comments repeating the thesis that China is providing some kind of assistance to the Russian Federation, although there was not a single documentary evidence of this.

Comments are selective, all opinions belong only to their authors on the Yahoo Japan portal.

Since it was Russia that started the fighting and China backs it, Western society has no choice but to strengthen its security system. While China and Russia are trying to change the international order by force and dominate the world, it is only natural that the formation of military blocs against them will continue in the future.

writes hay.

Discussing NATO membership would be an unequivocal excess. In truth, the Self-Defense Forces cannot afford to engage in defensive activities as a member of NATO due to geography. I think that it is wiser to establish just a systemic connection (where NATO will open an office in Japan, and the Japanese attache of Belgium will appear at the headquarters of the alliance from time to time) is just the right position. However, this will be enough to put Russia under a kind of siege. If you look at her reaction, you can see that it will work

– commented reader kvh.

The Nikkei article previously quoted Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi as saying that the geopolitical upheavals from what is happening in Ukraine will have consequences far beyond Europe. In addition, there is a noticeable increase in tension directly between Japan and the Russian Federation. Nikkei notes that China's reaction to plans to open a NATO office in Japan was extremely harsh

– retold ZXV Hip hop.

To be honest, the military cooperation itself, which relies solely on the United States, does not work particularly well either. If China or Russia attacks, there is a chance that the US will leave Japan to deal with everything itself. If we can join the NATO structure, I think this will be a step forward towards real security.

– responded sin.

The fact that Russia is not particularly strong without its nuclear weapons is already seen by the whole world [...]

– comments zdg.

The NATO office itself guarantees only some kind of cooperation. Is it written somewhere that NATO will protect the country where their office is located?

– brought to life commentators HAYABUSA.

NATO is not a sovereign state, but a contractual community, so it does not conduct diplomacy or trade with countries outside the alliance. The PRC has no reason to complain that these steps are against policy one China. I think that Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and NATO should strengthen cooperation and strengthen their response to China, Russia and North Korea

- expressed the opinion of jag.

Back in March, senior officials in China and its Communist Party accused the United States of seeking to create a NATO-like bloc in the region.

writes cosur.

The fact that Russia is criticizing the bloc's plan to open an office in Japan means that this action is the right one.

- admonishes mai.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 15 May 2023 23: 29
    NATO is expanding the scope of activities, and Japan has no chance to resist the PRC - the interest is mutual.
    Japan, with its economy, cannot even resist S. Korea with its nuclear arsenal, and this predetermines two paths for the development of events -
    1. The revival of militarism and its own arsenal of nuclear weapons
    2. Alliance with NATO and the US nuclear umbrella, but everyone understands that no one will take care of themselves better than yourself.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 May 2023 09: 01
    Yes, when next to Korea launches missiles over Japan, deliberately, they have no choice.
    1. Alexbf109 Offline Alexbf109
      Alexbf109 (Alexey) 16 May 2023 09: 39
      North Korea, a free country! Wants and launches rockets. She doesn't break any laws! And if someone does not like it, and diarrhea appears from the launches, then this is their problem!
      These are not US-occupied puppets like "Korea" and "Japan", which, taking into account American military bases, have been "militarized" for 70 years!
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 16 May 2023 17: 35
        The DPRK launches in response to military maneuvers, and military maneuvers are carried out in response to missile launches by S. Korea - this turns out to be a vicious circle
  3. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 16 May 2023 12: 40
    Many eastern countries joined NATO by twisting their arms. And if voluntarily, then only out of economic interests. It is not necessary to assume that relaxation visited only Russia. Judging by the notes on the Internet, many of the comments are the comments of people familiar with computer games. The hand-twisting is still going on. Serbia was told that if this country does not support sanctions against Russia, then the question of joining the EU will disappear by itself.