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Russian-Japanese Relations: a Systemic Crisis or a New Opportunity?

... the new interpretation of the right to collective self-defense. It did not impose restrictive measures against Japan on imports of food or other goods, as was the case with Europe. Russia's desire to establish genuinely good-neighborly relations with Japan is not of an ad hoc nature and reflects the country's long-term strategy, which manifested itself in the period preceding the Ukrainian crisis. Back in 2012, despite the displeasure of Beijing, Russia brought the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean oil pipeline (ESPO) to its Pacific coast, allowing Japan and other Pacific countries to buy oil from Eastern Siberia. When in 2012 the ...


Japan Fosters Solidarity with the United States and Europe against Russia

... would eventually have to make a choice. The events of July-August 2014 show that this choice has been made – in favor of America. Under pressure from Washington and the influence of deep-rooted pro-American lobby in the Japanese establishment, the Japanese government toughened its stance against Russia [2] . It should be noted that throughout the “Ukrainian crisis”, the two countries’ leaders had no direct contact, not even by telephone. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe emphasized that he highly valued his good personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow appreciated ...


Japanese Soft Power for Russia

Interview with Akiama Masahiro Interview The complicated international situation notwithstanding, soft power remains a key tool in Russia's foreign policy kit. We asked Akiyama Masahiro , President of the Tokyo Foundation, to discuss Japan's use of soft power, Russia's image abroad and the main obstacles facing Russian soft power. Japan appears to be the world's most successful user of soft power, while Russia is just starting to promote itself in this area. What steps do you think ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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