Ksenia Naka. The desire to solve the territorial issue is not the only reason, why Japan is Important to strengthen relations with Russia, It is also Important from the standpoint of ensuring security guarantees. This view was expressed at a press conference in Tokyo the head of Department of regional researches of the National Institute of defense studies under the Ministry of defense of Japan, Shinji Hedo.
"Japan adheres to the political point of view that the strengthening of relations between Russia and Japan important from the standpoint of security guarantees. It is a fact. In 2013, even before the Ukrainian drop, in the Japanese Islands for the first time created the document " Strategy of state security ". About Russia it is said: "in the situation, when the situation in East Asia is becoming increasingly fierce, the promotion of cooperation with Russia, starting with the sphere (collateral - ed.) security guarantees, energy and other, the strengthening of Sino-Russian relations in General, it becomes extremely important to guarantee the security of Japan." Importantly, the interaction in the security sphere was brought before the cooperation in energy industry ", - said the expert.
The hedo noticed that up to this official document of the priority of cooperation between pairs of countries lay in the economic sphere. The specialist said that the problems of economic cooperation " was added to the column of the cooperation in the area of safeguards, security, and Sino-Russian relations have been two feet ".
Japanese specialist reminded that in the autumn of 2013 we held the first meeting in the format "2 2" between defence Ministers and foreign Ministers of several countries. The next meeting, which was to be held in Moscow in 2014, was not held because of the international complications of the situation in connection with events in Ukraine. The hedo said that the bilateral relations have become noticeable to experience the global impact of, for example, the crises in Ukraine and in the Syrian Arab Republic. This is also reflected on the fact that in 2014 took place the visit of the President of the Russian Federation in Tokyo.
"Despite the Ukrainian crisis, Despite the Syrian crisis, everything that was discussed in the General statement of the leaders of 2013, and all reported in the "security Strategy" of Japan, in General, has not undergone changes, " he Hedo.