As America begins to slowly retract back to its own shores from the Pacific with the crash of that U.S. Marine Corp Osprey MV-22 two weeks ago sort of like signalling the beginning, Japan and Russia have signed some major contracts worth billions for energy and technology. For the past year this blog has been commenting on this fact as Japan and Russia continue to draw closer to each other despite the controversy over the Kuril islands. The Kuril islands will probably be used as a bridge for the coming trade between the two countries, and then at some point down the road the Kuril islands returned to Japan.
This must have the Neocon faction in the U.S. extremely agitated by Japan and Russia growing closer together, which only seems natural for Japan and Russia considering their geographical close proximity to each other. The Neocon faction in the U.S. have been doing everything within their power to politically destroy Russia, both with economic sanctions and with the recent accusations Russia hacked into the American Democratic National Committee (DNC) to influence the American elections in favor of Donald trump.
Source: Russian Insider
Another Neocon Setback – Japan Inks Billions in Deals with Russia
December 22, 2016
The Russians and Japanese are greatly expanding economic ties
Russia and Japan deepened ties between the neighboring countries over the weekend as Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan.
The talks were set in the hopes of restarting a dialogue over four islands that each country has claimed a right to since the end of World War II, and included a number of economic deals, 23 of which were centered on energy. […]
The deals included Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft and a consortium of Japanese companies comprising Marubeni Corporation, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and INPEX Corp. signing a Heads of Agreement for joint exploration, development and production offshore Russia, according to Rosneft.
Russia has gradually been shifting its focus east following the implementation of sanctions against the country by the West over its annexation of Crimea. Prior to this weekend’s deals, the focus had been on China and India, with ties between Russia and Japan complicated by the territorial dispute over the islands, which Russia refers to as the Kuril Islands, and Japan calls the Northern Territories.
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