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Diversification of energy resources procurement - Russo-Japanese cooperation of the road
Japan has imported about split of the oil consumed in the country from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but the intensification of the conflict in these Arab countries, not the opposite shore of fire even in Japan's energy security.
If the stop in the supply of oil from the Middle East because there is also a possibility that the oil shock in Japan occur.
In addition, it is also important ensure the sea lanes through which oil from the Middle East (sea lanes).
Percentage of all trading vessels of Japan, will not pass through the sea lanes, including crude oil of the split is the South China Sea, but, once blocked the sea lanes by the military actions of China, oil in Japan will no longer turn on.
From being considered as one of the choices towards the diversification of energy resources procurement is Russia.
Russian oil production will not have a great potential as an alternative to the Middle East crude oil in the world position second only to the United States and Saudi Arabia.