In Tokyo the ultra-right organized a rally near the Russian Embassy

In Tokyo the ultra-right organized a rally near the Russian Embassy

TOKYO, February 17 — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. The building of the Russian Embassy in Tokyo held a rally of right-wing forces, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.


As has told to Agency in police, the meeting is allowed. The protesters chanted slogans with the requirement to give the “Northern territories” as in Japan called the Russian Southern Kuril Islands. According to rough estimates, the rally gathered about two dozen people.

In Japan painful perceived the exercises to combat illegal armed groups with the participation of 2 thousand soldiers of the Eastern military district (BBO) and about 500 pieces of equipment in the South Kuril Islands, including Kunashir.

Relations between Russia and Japan for many years overshadows the absence of a peace Treaty. Japan claims the Islands of Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai, referring to bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of the Islands Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which after the Second world war and was not signed.

In 1956 the USSR and Japan signed a Joint Declaration in which Moscow has agreed to consider the possibility of transfer of Japan of the Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of a peace Treaty, and the fate of Kunashir and Iturup are not affected. The USSR hoped that the Joint Declaration will put an end to the dispute, Japan believed the document only part of the solution, not abandoning claims to all the Islands. Subsequent negotiations came to nothing lead, a peace Treaty was never signed. Moscow’s position is that the Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them cannot be questioned.

Japan hopes to contribute to solving territorial problems with Russia through the development of economic relations between the two countries, including through joint economic activities on southern Kuriles.