In Japan, abandoned the language of “illegal occupation” Smoked
TOKYO, 7 Feb — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. At the national Congress for the return of the Northern territories (so in Japan called the Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Habomai) first began to use the phrase “illegal occupation” of the Islands by Russia, said the Agency Kyodo.
It is noted that the rejection of this language related to an improvement of relations between the two countries and the intensive negotiations on the peace Treaty issue.
The Congress takes place every year in Tokyo on February 7. The event is traditionally attended by the Prime Minister, foreign Minister and other government members.
Seventh of February, 1855, was signed the Treaty of Shimoda, in which Japan ceded the island of Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup and Habomai. The return of these Islands Tokyo calls on Moscow in the postwar period.
The dialogue 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 transfer of Habomai and Shikotan after the conclusion of peace, the fate of Kunashir and Iturup are not affected.
The USSR hoped that the document will put an end to the dispute, Japan saw it as merely a part of the solution. Subsequent negotiations in what have not resulted.
The position of Moscow consists that Southern Kuriles became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal design, not subject to doubt.
In November — after a meeting between Putin and Abe in Singapore, the parties announced an acceleration of negotiating process on a peace Treaty and the Kuril Islands. For a basis decided to take the document of 1956, which was a serious concession on the part of Japan.
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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.