Position of Japan regarding the Kuril Islands remains unchanged
The government of Japan continues to consider South Kuril Islands native Japanese territory, reported TASS with reference to interview of the Deputy Secretary-General of the ruling liberal democratic party of Japan, Koichi Jaguda the TV channel NHK.
“The basic position of the government of Japan, which lies in the fact that the Islands are our ancestral territory, unchanged,” he said.
Mr. Aguda said that there are “some difficulties” in the dialogue between Russia and Japan. According to him, impenetrable to solve the problem “gradually”.
We will remind, with the offer of signing a peace Treaty with Japan, Mr Putin spoke in September at the Eastern economic forum. 22 January 2019, the President of Russia met with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, but the peace Treaty negotiations have not progressed. A new summit is expected in June.
The Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai archipelago was incorporated into the Soviet Union following the Second world war, but Tokyo disputes that they belong. In the Soviet-Japanese joint Declaration of 1956 it was said that the Soviet Union “as a gesture of good will” is ready to transfer to Japan of Shikotan and Habomai, but only after signing a peace Treaty. Peace Treaty the two sides still have not signed.
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For Russia sovereignty over the Kuril Islands is unquestionable. But Moscow is ready to go to find such a compromise acceptable to both sides.