Tatyana Kalmykova. Japan until not sent a formal invitation for the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Visit Tokyo, said in an interview Last news official authorized the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan Yasuhisa Kawamura.
"As for a possible visit by Putin to Japan, We would like to explore time in its different elements, as well as Among them, taking into account preparatory work. Among the most likely possibilities to visit subsequent year. But I'm not saying That We have fixed a date. We explore the possibilities ", - said the head of the Department.
The diplomat said That " a formal invitation - it is a question of diplomatic procedures and formalities "." When both parties agree on time, After these preparatory works will be time for formalities and send the invitation ", - noted Kawamura.
at the same time he said That the chance to Putin's Visit before the end of the current year " remains ".
The visit of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Tokyo was scheduled for the fall of 2014, But was not held because of the international complications of the situation in connection with crisis in Ukraine. Then the dates of the visit have been postponed to 2015.
on the couple's relationship affected countries and the accession of Japan to the sanctions against Russia in connection with crisis in Ukraine, and the situation with the visits of the high position of Russian bureaucrats to the Kuril Islands, which are always very sensitive in Tokyo.