Watch closely as Japan draws closer to Russia and China in the coming months and years

Over the last few months, I have been posting news articles related to Japan and Russian relations because as Japan distances itself from the Anglo-Americans, Japan will move closer to China and Russia in trade agreements. In an article written by in my estimation one of the best geopolitical analysts around today, F. William Engdahl who writes for New Eastern Outlook, Engdhal in his most recent article, suggests “China and Eurasia is where it’s happening.” Right now the tension is growing to prevent Britain breaking from the European Union because if Britain kisses Europe off, then America’s Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is dead in the water.

Since 2013, Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin 13 times compared to Shinzo Abe meeting his American counterpart only 7 times. The only way Japan is going to come to a compromise over the Kuril Islands is if Japan guarantees Russia they won’t allow Anglo-Americans to position military assets in the Kuril Islands. Will Russia return the Kuril Islands back over to Japan after all these years? No they won’t. Especially as the Anglo-Americans through NATO continue positioning military assets in eastern Europe edging closer and closer to Russia. Japan should recognize it’s going to be a multi-polar world which means Japan will be forced to move closer to China and Russia. The Anglo-American unipolar world forced at the point of guns by destroying countries through war is over.

Source: Russia Insider

Why Has Japan Been Cozying Up to Vladimir Putin?

Japan’s Abe has met with Putin 13 times now but only 7 times with Obama

May 27, 2016

In early May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. It was the 13th time the two leaders have met since 2013, when Abe made the first official visit by a Japanese premier to Russia in a decade. But when Abe has only held seven meetings with his U.S. counterpart, why is he meeting Putin so often?

Abe’s major objective is to resolve the lingering territorial dispute with Russia. Known as the Northern Territories in Japan, the four disputed islands currently belong to Russia, where they are known as the Southern Kuriles. Since becoming premier, Abe has worked hard to resolve a number of issues left over from the aftermath of World War II. The territorial dispute with Russia is one of these. It is enticing for Abe because Moscow has been willing to discuss the dispute in the past. Importantly, Putin has said that a compromise solution “can and will be found.”

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