Xenia Naka. The head of the apparatus of the security Council of Japan Shotaro Yachi, who is considered to be one of the people closest associates of the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, will visit the Russian capital in early July, said the broadcaster.
The purpose of the trip will be " establishing ways for a peaceful settlement in Ukraine for implementation during the current year of the visit to Japan of President of the Russian Federation ". Prime Minister Abe has decided to send Shotaro Yachi in the capital of Russia, because " preparation of the soil for the Russian President's visit to Japan requires the search for a peaceful resolution to the situation in Ukraine, which is the subject of confrontation between Russia and Western countries ", according to the broadcaster.
during the visit, expected to take place the meeting of the Aisle with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev. Will be Central issues in the peace process in Ukraine, as well as practical steps to promote the Russian-Japanese dialogue.
Putin's visit to Tokyo was scheduled for the fall of 2014, but was Not held because of the complications of the international situation in connection with the crisis in Ukraine. The timing of the visit has been rescheduled for the current year, but the actual date until Not named. Not been established to date and also the date of the trip to the capital of Russia, Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, which has become one of stages of preparation of the arrival of the President of the Russian Federation in Tokyo.
in 2009, Yati, being a government Advisor on international issues, spoke with the initiative to divide the territory of the 4 disputed Islands of the South Kuril Islands between Russia and Japan " equally ": Japan would get Kunashiri, Habomai, Shikotan and part of Iturup island, which would mean the separation of the Islands in half the total area. This proposal caused a stir in the Japanese government, after which the Yatis quit. When Abe Yati took the post of chief of staff in established in November 2013, the security Council of Japan. The return of the Islands to Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which at the end of the Second world war was Not signed. The position of the capital of Russia is that the southern Kuril Islands became part of the USSR on the results of the war and the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over them can Not be questioned.