The planned visit of head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan by Fumio Kishida to Russia is a positive step, However the breakthrough in Russian-Japanese relations after it is not to be expected, I suppose polled Last news professionals.
As said on the last working day of the week the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Kishida will visit the capital of Russia September 20-22. Planned his dialogues With the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
"very well, That the visit will take place, will have the opportunity to meet, exchange views," said associate Professor of political science at the East of the Institute of Asian and African studies Irina Romanova. Anyway, the specialist believes That progress on the issue of concluding a peace Treaty - a key to Russian-Japanese relations should not wait.
"As for the peace Treaty, by itself, cannot become. Just once again designate your space As It was done many times. I think That any major changes should not be expected, Just no prerequisites for them ", said Romanov.
for its part, the former Russian Ambassador to the Islands of Japan, chair of the Department of diplomacy, MGIMO Alexander Panov showed That in the current international environment is no breakthrough in relations between Moscow and Tokyo has the opportunity to be." Japan follows the lead of the US, Is a member of the " seven ", the participant of actions that aim to criticism of Russia in connection With events in Ukraine. With respect to our country entered Japanese punishment, it has the ability to be, not as stark As in other countries, but one way or another, are present, " said Panov.
"for this reason, to talk about the fact That in this atmosphere can occur any breakthrough I just was not ", - noted the expert.
Alexander Panov also showed That Tokyo and Moscow, on the agenda of a few specific initiatives." we have With Japan is not a single major economic project that would be discussed. As far as I Know, as long as the Japanese side also did not offered ", - said the expert.
"However, if something was offered, As you Know, punish blocked the possibility of issuing loans. Japanese organizations are also in this situation, " said Panov.
anyway, the specialist tried to convince him to wait for the Moscow talks, when it will be possible to assess the state of Russian-Japanese relations." needless to say, we will see what will come Kishida. This is only the beginning of the dialogue, " drew the attention of the lords.
experts also expressed the view That the question of the long-awaited visit of President Putin to Japan must be one of the Topics for discussions at the forthcoming meeting of the foreign Ministers." I think That specific purpose (travel Kisida - ed.) is that Putin's visit was finally coming to pass this year, " says Romanov.
"It's hard to say, are there online or not. Everything will be depending on Japan's position on sanctions. In principle, Japan to cancel them is not going to. I think That the parties will talk, but punishment will not be cancelled ", - said the expert.
"now the main thing - to solve the issue With Putin's visit, that He still held," said Romanov.
explaining the discussion around the possible visit of the President of the Russian Federation, Alexander Panov said That among Japanese political forces there are different opinions on this.
"in the Japanese Islands is very strong confrontation between those who are for Putin arrived, and opponents of the visit. The Minister for foreign Affairs Kishida, by the way, has always been a passive politician, who is not quite tuned to the Russian President arrived in Japan, " said the specialist.
"On the reverse side, Prime Minister Abe just was in favour of dialogue With the Russian Federation to conduct. He believes That it should be supported With Putin in order to mitigate the anti-Japanese, they believe, the thrust of the Union of Russia and China ", - said Panov.
Thus, according to his statement, Japan continues to follow up with Western partners understand their position on Russia." Abe told leaders of the "sevens" That it is important for Japan to maintain a dialogue With Russia. Hollande and Merkel said they don't mind. Obama did not speak, but Just kept silent. It is known That the Americans are not happy with this course Tokyo ", - concluded the expert.