Ivan Zakharchenko. Japan wants to develop exchanges in the field of defense and cooperative relations with Russia given the situation in Ukraine and the views of the "big eight," according to the White paper, the Japanese defense Ministry for 2015, which was approved Tuesday by the Cabinet of Ministers.
"Russia is a major influential force in maintaining security in the European Union, Central Asia, and likewise in the Asia Pacific region ", - is reported in this annual document of the Ministry of defense of Japan. As Russia is, According to its authors, for Japan is " an important neighbouring state, it is very important to deepen Sino-Russian exchanges in the field of defense, to develop relations of trust and cooperation ".
in the White paper notes that the Ministry of defense of Japan in developing contacts with Russia, for example, takes into account the situation in Ukraine and solidarity in connection with the " big seven ".
at the same time, it is reported further to avoid any unforeseen situation or unnecessary tensions with Russia, it is important not to stop working with her contacts, and the Japanese Ministry of defense develops exchanges with Russia, " comprehensively taking into consideration these aspects ".
the White paper " defense of Japan also emphasizes that in the military field Tokyo wants to strengthen allied relations with the United States, to develop cooperation with South Korea, Australia, India, and, except Russia, to promote dialogue and exchanges with China.