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Andrey Kortunov Briefs Japanese International Affairs Experts on Russia's Foreign Policy Topical Issues

... participants touched upon the likely consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict for East Asia, the threat of international terrorism, the challenges of development and security of the global South, as well as the prospects for the development of bilateral Russia-Japan relations, taking into account the termination of negotiations on the peace treaty between the two countries in March 2022, the dialogue on economic activity in the South Kuril Islands put on hold, and expanding Russia-China cooperation in the Pacific ...


Russian Oil and NPPs Re-Commissioned: Japan’s Revised Energy Strategy

... LNG owing to soaring energy prices and limited capabilities in nuclear energy. Mr. Hashimoto believes Japan needs the gas it purchases from Russia at relatively low prices under long-term contracts to cover its basic energy needs. While the future of Russian LNG on Japan’s market looks quite bright (at least, until 2025), things are more complicated with oil, which could be directly connected with Japan’s plans to partially restore its nuclear energy raising its share in energy generation to 20% by 2030. We ...


Meeting with Director of Russia Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshiyuki Yamada

... the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Yoshiyuki Yamada, Director of Russia Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Topical issues of bilateral Russia-Japan relations and security issues in Northeast Asia were discussed during the meeting. The meeting was attended by staff of the Japanese Embassy in Russia and representatives of the Japanese Foreign Ministry. The event was hosted by Toyohisa Kozuki,...


Ukrainian Crisis. Who Has the Upper Hand?

... balanced and pragmatic policy, imposing symbolic sanctions, but maintaining the Russian market and constructive relations with the Russian leadership. After February 24, 2022, this concept gave way to solidarity with the actions of the US and the EU. Japan will suffer losses due to the loss of the Russian market and the replacement of Russian raw materials. However, they are not critical for Tokyo. The most important thing is that the aggravation of relations with Russia, as in the case with Germany, will become a significant incentive for the ...


A New Rashomon: How Tokyo’s Policy Will Shape Security in the Asia-Pacific

For the first time, Tokyo calls Russia’s actions “aggression” Amid the incoming waves of restrictive measures imposed against Russia, Japan’s political establishment has come forward with a number of statements that may well push the country’s bilateral relations with Russia beyond the point of no return. The current economic, financial, technological, visa and other kinds of sanctions ...


Japan Grants Andrey Kortunov and Anatoly Torkunov the Order of the Rising Sun

... Service; were honored with Orders of the 3rd Class, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Andrey Kortunov and Anatoly Torkunov, RIAC Members, were awarded the Order for their contribution to the development of mutual understanding and scientific exchanges between Japan and Russia. In addition, the Order of the 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette, was awarded to Viktor Korsunov, former Vice-Rector of Sakhalin State University. A total of 4,036 Japanese nationals and foreigners received the awards, including Caroline Kennedy,...


Russia-Japan Relations: Were Abe’s Efforts In Vain?

Expanding the modest elements of trust in the Japan-Russia relationship, talking through reciprocal concerns before they lead to conflict, avoiding bilateral incidents, and engaging in mutually beneficial economic cooperation is the way forward Expanding the modest elements of trust in the Japan-Russia ...


RIAC and Japanese Business Club in Moscow Hold Joint Workshop on Sanctions Risk for Russian and Japanese Business

... sanctions risks and ways to minimize them, as well as the consequences of sanctions for business On September 16, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council, together with Japanese Business Club in Moscow (JBC), held a workshop on sanctions risk for Russian and Japanese businesses. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, made a keynote speech and answered questions from the participants. The event also focused on the trends of current sanctions policy, types of sanctions risks and ways to minimize them, as ...


Experts Discuss the Near Future of the Asia Pacific Region

... anti-dumping and new customs legislation, or with the U.S., introducing sanctions for arms supplies to Taiwan. Beijing is also looking for new partnerships with scientific centers and laboratories instead of American ones, which creates an opportunity for Russia. With the EU–China and Japan–China relations being also somewhat in jeopardy, small and medium powers in Asia and other regions may attempt to cooperate with the latter. Alexander Gabuev , Chair of the Russia in the Asia Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, supported ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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