Search: Shinzo Abe,Russia,Japan,Kuril Islands (3 materials)

Asymmetry and Development of Russia-Japan Relations

... countries’ focus on expanding cooperation and their readiness to work steadily in that area. Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin’s next meeting, slated for the autumn of 2018, will... ... launching implementation of their agreements on joint economic activities on the southern Kuril Islands. 1 . There are well-founded doubts that resolving this issue, without... ... would in itself create grounds for breakthrough expansion of economic cooperation. 2 . Japan insists on establishing a special legal regime that would not fall under Russia’s jurisdiction and would not, therefore, confirm Russia’s sovereignty. 3...


Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe: Moving Upward

... December 15–16, Vladimir Putin visited Japan. The meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held in Nagato (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and Tokyo resulted in several important... ... route to achieve this goal was chosen too: to conduct joint economic activity in the Kuril Islands, which would create conditions to solve the peace treaty problem. It was decided to immediately start consultations on seeking special regime to ensure Japan’s economic presence in the Islands. The leaders’ statements note that through consultations Russia and Japan may achieve signing a separate international treaty on this matter...


Sakura Branch behind Frosted Shutters

Why Shinzo Abe’s rule does not close the window of opportunity in Russian-Japanese relations Notwithstanding the Japanese prime minister’s expected absence on Red Square on Victory Day, the end ... ... successor Naoto Kan even recalled Japan’s ambassador from Russia in response to President Dmitry Medvedev’s trip to the Kuril Islands. However, the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident unwittingly brought relations out of the dead end, as Japan ...


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