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Japan Strong Concern About France-Russia Navy Deal

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Putinko

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jul 30, 2014
Japan on Tuesday expressed "strong concern" about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine.

President Francois Hollande has defied allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia.

A 1.2-billion-euro ($1.62 billion) contract for two warships, signed by France's then-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government in 2011, was the first by a NATO member country to supply Russia with military equipment.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said last week fulfilling such an order would be unthinkable in Britain after the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine.

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, in a meeting in Tokyo that Japan was strongly concerned about the plan given its potential impact on East Asia's security situation.

One of the two French helicopter carriers Russia plans to procure is named Vladivostok, after Russia's Far Eastern seaport.

"'Strong concern,' in a sense, means we want them to stop the deal," Onodera told reporters following his meeting with Le Drian.

"The world is highly concerned about Ukraine and we are worried about the recent military buildup in Russia's Far East," he said. "If the ship is deployed to its namesake, that would be something that makes the whole world concerned."

Le Drian responded by saying France understood Japan's concern but Russia has already made a payment, adding that if such sales are included in EU sanctions on Russia, France would follow the policy, a Japanese Defense Ministry official said.

U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia, and EU member states were expected to try to reach a final deal on Tuesday on stronger measures that would include closing the bloc's capital markets to Russian state banks and an embargo on future arms sales.

In a letter to EU leaders last week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said there was an emerging consensus on some key principles, including only targeting future contracts, which would leave France free to go ahead with the delivery of the helicopter carriers being built for Russia.

Western leaders say pro-Russian rebels almost certainly shot the Malaysian Airlines passenger plane down by mistake with a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. Moscow has blamed Kiev for the tragedy.
hey

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Aug 1, 2014
Russia is making enemies left and right.
rio

London, UK

#3 Aug 1, 2014
Putinko wrote:
Japan on Tuesday expressed "strong concern" about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine.
What an helicopter carrier delivered to Russia has to with the civil war in Ukraine?

Why is Japan concerned when there is already a Russia Pacific Fleet?

Looks to me that people are clutching straws to criticise Russia (and France?).
Ainu

Japan

#4 Aug 1, 2014
hey wrote:
Russia is making enemies left and right.
Actually, Abe and Putin are similar in character and both are good friends lol
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#5 Aug 1, 2014
Japan buys the Mistrals from France, France pays the money to Yukos owners, problem (partially) solved.
rio

London, UK

#6 Aug 1, 2014
tarmo wrote:
Japan buys the Mistrals from France, France pays the money to Yukos owners, problem (partially) solved.
Better, France sells the Mistral to Russia.
Japan build its own ships.

You shut up.
Ainu

Japan

#7 Aug 1, 2014
Abe meets Putin 5 times already.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#8 Aug 1, 2014
Is a helicopter carrier too dangerous and heavy a weapon to hand off to terrorists?
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#9 Aug 1, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Better, France sells the Mistral to Russia.
Russia kills 2500 EU citizens with the French Mistrals.
France has to cough up 100 billion EURos for life insurances.
Karmarim

Sliema, Malta

#10 Aug 1, 2014
hey wrote:
Russia is making enemies left and right.
More like people left and right are making enemies out of Russia.
rio

London, UK

#11 Aug 1, 2014
tarmo wrote:
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Russia kills 2500 EU citizens with the French Mistrals.
France has to cough up 100 billion EURos for life insurances.
Again,only in your dream.

Insurances do not cover war risks.
Ainu

Japan

#12 Aug 1, 2014
Since Shinzo Abe passed a right of collective self-defence, "Peaceful Japan" is over. He has been breaking a lot of historical chains since WW2 and taking back "Strong Japan" again.
Abe doesn't hesitate to join the military events. He sent Japanese troops to the military parade in France for the first time.

Chinese and Korean are always calling Abe "Japanese Hitler" and blaming his foreign policy, but he doesn't care at all and why? Because USA supports his foreign policy.
Actually, USA is sick of the battles in the MIddle East such as Israel, Iraq, Syria, Afganistan etc and Obama expects Abe not only economical supports but also manpower in the Middle East.

Since Abe became PM, Japan has changed a lot. Shinzo Abe, a descendant of last samurai Takasugi Shinsaku and war legend Kishi Nobusuke, is proud of his bloodline. He respects Yoshida Shoin, Japanese philophier in the 19th century, who produced a lot of last samurai contributing the Meiji Restoration. Abe's ancestor was one of his pupils.

On August 15th, Abe will probably visit the Yasukuni shrine again based on a big support from USA. Abe dreams to take back a land of the Emperor. He said at his election,

"We Japanese cannnot no longer tolerate with Chinese and Korean historical provocations. It's time to fight. Historically, Japan fights with big enemies such as Mongolia (1274), China (1895), Russia (1905) and USA (1945). Our strong loyalty has been supporting 125 Emperors for thousands of years. Japan is a land of the Emperor. We will never forget samurai spirit and we must succeed to samurai spirit. This is Japan!"

Japanese media no longer criticizes Abe. It is rather broadcasting how brave Japanese troops were in the war time like this:



Abe tries to take back "Strong Japan".
Putin tries to take back "Strong Russia".

Both nationalism meet some day.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#16 Aug 2, 2014
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
Again,only in your dream.
Insurances do not cover war risks.
France is just about to take one such insurance.
And going to pay dearly.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Fuchu, Japan

#17 Aug 2, 2014
YES!

Japan-Russia war must begin now!
Japan-China war must begin now!

The U.S. must not involve in these wars!
The U.S. must take Monroe-Doctrine now!
The U.S. must withdraw American-Forces from Japan, South-Korea, Singapore, Asia, NATO, Afghanistan, Pakistan, middle-east and Europe now!

We are American-99%!
I love the U.S.!
I love American-99%!

Remember Pearl Harbor!

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#23 Aug 3, 2014
Shinichiro Takizawa wrote:
YES!
Japan-Russia war must begin now!
Japan-China war must begin now!
The U.S. must not involve in these wars!
The U.S. must take Monroe-Doctrine now!
The U.S. must withdraw American-Forces from Japan, South-Korea, Singapore, Asia, NATO, Afghanistan, Pakistan, middle-east and Europe now!
We are American-99%!
I love the U.S.!
I love American-99%!
Remember Pearl Harbor!
Please stop coming to Topix and stick to 4chan please. The stuff you say...

a) makes no sense and
b) is right wing crazy.

You have no value here. A sane person would know a war between Russia and Japan is suicidal. You're a complete idiot. Also, you said before you're Japanese, not American. And Pearl Harbor has nothing to do with this conversation. How about this: Remember Iraq War! Remember Vietnam War!

Idiots these days...

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