Ksenia Naka. Japan remains concerned about the absence of a peace Treaty with Russia, wants to continue the discussion with Moscow on the territorial issue to achieve results, said in an interview the Agency with foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
"After the war had passed 70 years, but we have still not concluded a peace Treaty with Russia. For our country, extremely important is the problem of how to keep control of Japanese-Russian Relations. This is a different situation as opposed to from North America, " said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan, answering the question about the concern of the United States in connection with the possible visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tokyo.
on the Japanese Islands, which is the closest ally of the United States, there is a perception that in the U.S. capital are likely not to understand the promotion of relations with Russia at the moment, as the United States itself taking a more assertive position. For this reason, and the visit of the President of the Russian Federation in Tokyo has the ability to be perceived in the United States as a departure from the common position. Thus on the Islands of Japan are hoping that Putin's visit would be progress in negotiations on signing a peace Treaty. The United States has no such problem, for this reason and the relative Position of Russia is unequivocal. Japan should, on the one Hand, to adhere to the line of conduct of the G7, with reverse - nourishes the hope to promote bilateral Relations with Russia.
Speaking about the visit, Kishida said that he is ready to make efforts and continue the dialogue so that the visit took place, but believes it is necessary to make progress on the problem of "Northern territories" as in Japan name four Islands of the South Kuril Islands.
"it is necessary to choose on the problem of Northern territories (in Japan called the four Islands of South Kuril Islands) the results were achieved ", - said the head of the Ministry about the possibility of implementing the Russian President's visit to Tokyo before the end of the year.
"We agreed with the Russian side that it is important to have discovered a solution that could satisfy both Parties. We will in the future to continue the discussion and endeavour To Putin's visit to Japan ", - said Kishida.
He visited the Russian capital, during which he met with the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, also participated in the meeting mejpravitelstvennoe Council on trade and economic issues. A major outcome of the visit was the resumption of the dialogue at the level of heads of foreign ministries of several countries: Kisida trip was to take place in the spring of last year, but was postponed due to the complications of the international situation in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The parties discussed the possibility of resuming negotiations in the format of 2 2 of Ministers of foreign Affairs and the military departments, as well as restoring the dialogue on the peace Treaty at the level of Deputy Directors of the foreign country pairs.
Relations between Russia and Japan for many years overshadows the lack of a peace Treaty between 2 countries. Japan claims the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, indicating bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. Return to the Islands Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which at the conclusion of the Second world war was never signed.
The position of Moscow consists that Southern Kuriles became part of the USSR according to the results of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal clearance, cannot be questioned.