Source Pravda.Ru

Comments: Russia and Japan need amicable treaty

Moscow and Tokyo have failed to understand each other once again, such is the impression of Russia’s Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov after his visit to Japan. The main problem of misunderstanding concerns ownership of the four Kurile islands. On Thursday, February 7, a traditional day of the northern territories was celebrated in Japan. And Japanese politicians have made statements on the problem. But nothing new was reported at that. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi spoke once again about signing of an amicable treaty and return of the islands to Japan

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