The authorities of Russia and Japan can declare about simplifying the visa regime between the countries 15-16 December, during the visit of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. On Saturday, December 10, the newspaper the Asahi, citing its own sources in diplomatic circles.
According to the publication, it is about mitigating the regime of granting visas, involving multiple entry and prominent for a long time. To date, such permission is granted for a maximum of three years. However, after the cuts, the expiration date may be increased to five years.
Later than 10 December, the Japanese foreign Ministry confirmed the information about plans to announce the easing of the visa regime, RIA Novosti reported. The press Secretary of the Ministry, Yasuhisa Kawamura stressed that the decision does not apply only to individual regions, and “will act for the country as a whole.”
Tokyo suspended talks with Moscow on this issue in March 2014 because of the situation in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. At the same time introduced anti-Russian sanctions and was frozen negotiations on a number of joint projects.
After the Second world war between Moscow and Tokyo have not signed a peace Treaty. In 1956, the country signed a Declaration on ending the war. The main obstacle is the unresolved dispute over the southern Kuril Islands. Recently, the parties declare a possible solution. So, in early December of this year, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow and Tokyo have matching positions on the peace Treaty. In mid-October, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov assured that the parties will find consensus in a relationship.