Began a visit of Vladimir Putin to Japan. The President's plane landed in Sochi - the hometown of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. There will be held the first round of negotiations. The key themes of the discussion of the peace Treaty, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen trade and economic ties.
The Russian President's aircraft landed at the airport. It is on the southern coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture. From there, the presidential motorcade will travel to the opposite coast of the Japanese main island of Honshu to the town of Nagato, where it will undergo the first round of negotiations with the Minister, Shinzo Abe. Nagato is a typical Japanese province. The arrival of the Russian President - an event unprecedented for these places. The locals are trying as best I can. Everywhere banners and streamers. The whole town is waiting. The locals lined the road with flags. Nagato was chosen not by accident. It is the birthplace of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Here inviting the President for formal negotiations, he thus expressed his special attitude to the meeting.
The meeting will be held in the hotel, decorated in an old Japanese style hot springs, rice mats. Everything is ready in order that the conversation took place in a more informal setting. Abe believes that so it will be easier to build a rapport with Putin. And that, in his opinion, the main condition in order to resolve all issues between the two countries. The main issue of them never signed a peace Treaty. This will be discussed at today's meeting. Approaches to addressing this issue both countries are different. Japan makes territorial claims to Russia. Russia does not agree, but willing to discuss mutually acceptable compromises. On the eve of the visit of Prime Minister Abe and Vladimir Putin stressed that in order to create a favorable atmosphere for political issues, it is necessary to develop economic relations. The economy will be dedicated to day 2 of the summit. It will be held in Tokyo. Putin will participate in a large-scale business forum. It is expected that the results will be signed a solid package of agreements on new economic projects between Russia and Japan in various fields. Not only in energy but also in medicine, the use of Japanese investment and technology in urban development in Russia, in the construction of new plants in the far East.