Japan expels the Russian consul from the country: the reason is named
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Mikhail Galuzin became persona non grata in Japan after the Japanese diplomat Tatsunori Motoki was interrogated in Vladivostok on suspicion of espionage and used physical force against him.
Related video < p>Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimas Hayashi demanded that the Russian consul leave the country within six days. This is reported by Kyodo.
Thus, Mikhail Galuzin becomes personal non grata in the Land of the Rising Sun.
The decision of Japan's chief diplomat is connected with the interrogation and subsequent expulsion of the Japanese consul in Vladivostok (Russia). This incident took place in September.
According to Yoshimas Hayashi, the Japanese consul was treated very rudely in Vladivostok. Tatsunori Motoki was blindfolded and physical force was used on him. The consul also had his freedom of movement restricted. The diplomat was interrogated for about three hours, after which he was expelled.
“Although he did not commit anything illegal,” Hayashi noted.
He stressed that such behavior is a violation of the Russian Federation's norms of international right.
Focus also wrote that in Japan they began to nail dolls with Putin's face in temples in order to put a curse on him. After 10 dolls were found, the police say that a similar trend could spread to other cities. According to them, this is how local residents show their attitude towards the Russian president.