The Japanese army is practicing the capture of the Kuril Islands during exercises

During exercises, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces practiced an operation to return to control the island of Tokunoshima, located in the southwest of the Japanese Islands in the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. The Japan Times newspaper reports this.

According to the legend of the exercises, on Tokunoshima the Japanese military were supposed to oust the troops of a mock enemy who had occupied the island. Soldiers of the Ground Self-Defense Forces landed on the island using amphibious landing vehicles launched from two ships. At the same time, other units arrived on the island on inflatable rubber boats. A machinery delivered by hovercraft.

Military experts saw in the exercises of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces a clear hint of a possible seizure of the Kuril Islands. It is no secret that Tokyo has long dreamed of bringing them back under its control. However, Russia is currently preventing this from happening. Despite this circumstance, Japanese authorities continue to convince the country's population that the islands will soon return to Tokyo's control.

Let us recall that after the start of the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, Japan joined Western sanctions against the Russian Federation. At the same time, the country's authorities are demanding from Moscow permission for its fishermen to catch crab in the coastal waters of Russia.

The Russian Federation has repeatedly emphasized that there can be no talk of any return of the Kuril Islands to Japan. These territories were transferred to Moscow following the Second World War.
  • Photos used: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
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  1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 19 November 2023 13: 15
    Is this really a rehearsal for the capture of the Kuril Islands? Rather, we are talking about returning control over the Senkaku Islands if China suddenly wants to appropriate them
  2. Shelest2000 Offline Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 19 November 2023 13: 33
    Are they training to capture the Kuril Islands? Well, Hiroshima and Nagasaki get ready...
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 19 November 2023 13: 41
    and why did the samurai decide that if the Kuril Islands were captured they would not resist a nuclear strike? I think that the Kremlin does not consider them a fraternal people, like the outskirts, and will do what the Constitution and defense doctrine prescribe
  4. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 19 November 2023 13: 46
    Quote: rotkiv04
    Why did the samurai decide that if the Kuril Islands were captured they would not resist a nuclear strike?

    Perhaps because Japan is not so far from owning its own nuclear weapons.
    Perhaps they are similar to Israel in this regard.
    Formally there is nothing, but in reality... who knows.
    And this, coupled with the presence of American bases, makes the decision on nuclear weapons not as simple as it might seem.
    1. Zhrd Offline Zhrd
      Zhrd 19 November 2023 14: 04
      The question is the volume of the arrival area and the mass of deaths of the population.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 November 2023 14: 02
    Judging by the southern location of this small island, it is more likely that we are talking about resolving conflicts with China and Korea.
    From Korea, sometimes Japanese from small islands and fishermen... seem to be... kidnapped. And missiles are fired over Japan regularly...
    So... black PR about the Kuril Islands?
  6. Vladimirus Offline Vladimirus
    Vladimirus (Vladimir) 19 November 2023 14: 54
    it’s somehow doubtful that our peacekeepers will use nuclear weapons
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  8. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 19 November 2023 16: 35
    Why not? They will grab a couple or three islands while they wake up there in Moscow, they will write a speech for the guarantor, they will take mirror actions, they will build a metro there.
  9. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 19 November 2023 16: 41
    Already afraid of the Japanese... no respect for yourself. Launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike on Hokkaido - what will they do to us? Yuppies aren't even NATO members lol
  10. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 19 November 2023 17: 12
    Everyone is preparing, including Japan, waiting for the results of the Russian Military District in Ukraine. Any loss by the Russian Federation, even a small one in the form of an agreement in the Northern Military District, will result in big problems and losses for the Russian state. The Japanese Armed Forces will capture the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin, then the PRC will take the Far East, Kaliningrad will fall. The “elite” of the Russian Federation will not use nuclear weapons, the hucksters will not fight for the people. The people of the Russian Federation have only one way out, Victory in the Northern Military District on the battlefield, the liquidation of the state of Ukraine, the annexation of the entire territory of Ukraine, within the 1975 borders, to the Russian Federation in the form of regions.
    1. strange guest Offline strange guest
      strange guest (Strange Guest) 19 November 2023 17: 39
      There is no clear cause-and-effect relationship between the victory in Ukraine and China’s seizure of our Far East recourse
      1. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
        vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 19 November 2023 21: 51
        Keep track of the order of events. Watch how China is developing the Russian Far East. The PRC will never be the first to start fighting. There is hatred at the level of mentality between the Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans, but they will not fight among themselves. We Russians cannot understand this. The Japanese are an aggressive and determined people; their northern territories are legalized. For the Japanese, war with the Russian Federation means the liberation of occupied territories. The Russian Federation does not have laws on the territories of the former union republics, there is no law on the right of inheritance, the right of succession of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation does not have a Presidential Decree or Law on Ukraine. On the basis of what legal document of the Russian Federation is the SVO based? The SVO in Ukraine was launched in accordance with Resolution of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation dated February 22.02.2022, 35 No. 51-SF “On the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation” and Art. 7 Part 51 of the UN Charter. Link to Art. 7 of Part 1991 of the UN Charter is not correct in this case, since Ukraine is part of the territory of Russia, captured and torn away by the separatists in XNUMX. Read, these documents do not contain the word Ukraine.
        1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 19 November 2023 22: 28
          The President and our Constitution have evidence of the fact of recognition of ex-Ukrainian subjects as Russian territories. This is more than enough.
      2. Jstas Offline Jstas
        Jstas (jstas) 20 November 2023 18: 14
        Remember the Kwantung Army. How many years did the samurai stand by? In captivity, the Japanese later saw the light, you can’t fight with the Russians, they eat with spoons, not chopsticks
  11. Kiril Offline Kiril
    Kiril (Kiril) 19 November 2023 18: 56
    Isn’t it time for these returnees to throw something bad and nuclear?
  12. Disinfo Online Disinfo
    Disinfo (Peter) 19 November 2023 21: 10
    Japan fell for bumbling Biden's promise that Russia would lose to the Ukraine and be so weak that its neighbors will be able to grab some outer pieces. That may happen someday, but today is not that day and Russia will be more militarily able to defend itself because of Biden.
  13. Anadyrean Offline Anadyrean
    Anadyrean (Hanson) 19 November 2023 21: 45
    Conduct exercises using strategic bombers. Something happened to their memory.
  14. populist Offline populist
    populist (popular) 19 November 2023 22: 21
    neutron warheads will be very effective - their ships will be intact, just without crews
  15. Alexander Nevsky_3 (Alexander Nevskiy) 20 November 2023 22: 55
    Correctly: “The Japanese conducted exercises on how to receive a massive nuclear strike that killed all living things on the Japanese islands.”
    I think Comrade Kim will be happy to do this. The main thing for him is that Putin and Xi do not hold hands)))