According to sources, Kyodo, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is so interested in signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which is ready to discuss with Vladimir Putin during his visit to Tokyo in December the return of the four Kuril Islands, and two.
The Kyodo not indicate on which Islands Japan intends to focus its attention during negotiations with Putin.
Earlier this week, the newspaper Nikkei reported that Tokyo expects the negotiations with Russia fully to reclaim the Islands of Habomai and Shikotan, the lost of Japan in the Second World war. As for the other two Islands, which are claimed Tokyo – Kunashir and Iturup – the authorities are allegedly ready to negotiate with Moscow on joint management.
The Nikkei data has categorically denied the foreign Ministry of Japan. They reported that in fundamental the Japanese position there is no change and the negotiations about the peace Treaty will be conducted only on the basis of decisions on all four Islands.
September 2, Putin and Abe discussed the issue of a peace Treaty. Then the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Tokyo for the first time expressed interest in joint economic activities on the Islands are de facto part of Russia’s Sakhalin oblast. Now we sense the readiness of Japanese partners to discuss issues related to joint economic activity on the Islands, and not only related to joint economic activities, but also issues relating to exchanges between people,” — said the foreign Minister.
In turn, Putin emphasized that Russia “isn’t in the territories,” but expressed hope for finding a solution in which none of the parties will not feel or losers or losers”.