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Japan says to “strongly protest” over Russia’s military exercises on disputed islands
Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:42am EDT | Elaine Lies

Posted on 08/12/2014 11:58:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Japan said on Wednesday that Tokyo would “strongly protest” against Russia’s military exercises on disputed Pacific islands also claimed by Japan, a row over which has strained relations between the two nations since the end of World War Two.

The exercises on the islands are a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to court resource-rich Russia and keep the door open to dialogue with Moscow, despite the Ukraine crisis.

The dispute over the islands, which Russia seized from Japan in the waning days of World War Two, has also prevented the two countries from signing a formal peace treaty.

The islands are known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan. …

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TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: northernterritories; putin; shinzoabe; strongprotest

1 posted on 08/12/2014 11:58:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Remember when the media told us, like good lapdogs, that Obama and his “pivot to Asia” was evidence of his brilliance?

Japan, here is a word of advice you probably already know: Don’t count on Obama for support.

Just ask:
Ukraine, Israel, or any sentient American.

He also has turned his back on the people who want freedom in the oppressive regimes of:

Egypt (he supported the Muslim Brotherhood over Mubarak)
Libya (see: Benghazi)
Pakistan (the informants who helped the Navy Seals get Osama were betrayed)
Iran (the uprising to overthrow the Mullahs by pro-Western youth were ignored by Obama)
Honduras (a totalitarian “president” who had been rejected by the people and the nation’s Supreme Court found support from Obama)

‘nuf said.

2 posted on 08/13/2014 2:00:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

Japan lost its claim to these islands at the end of WW2.

3 posted on 08/13/2014 4:52:02 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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