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2014-03-07 17:30:00

RUSSIA & JAPAN: PAINFUL CHOICE

RUSSIA & JAPAN: PAINFUL CHOICE

FORBES. The Russian decision to send military forces to the Ukraine has created a painful set of choices for Tokyo. Like some in Europe, Japan's energy dependence on Russia makes the idea of sanctions troubling. Yet Tokyo too is particularly sensitive these days to the international community's willingness to oppose the use of force to seize territory. With China increasingly challenging its sovereignty over islands in the East China Sea, Japan can hardly hesitate to stand up for others around the globe who are challenged by great power land grabs.

The Abe government has emphasized improving relations with Moscow, seeking to restart long stalled talks over the resolution…

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Tags: RUSSIA, JAPAN, OIL, GAS
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