The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan in its annual report “the Blue book of diplomacy” claimed Tokyo to qualify for the “Northern territories” as they’re called here southern Islands of the Kuril archipelago. This writes the newspaper “Sankei”.
“the Northern territories are Islands subject to the sovereignty of our country”, – the TASS, the contents of the document.
The publication of the Japanese foreign Ministry also stated that “the peace Treaty [with Russia] may be concluded after the decision of the question of ownership of the four Islands” of the southern part of the Kuril Islands.
At the end of last year the head of the opposition Communist party of Japan Kazuo Seay said that Tokyo’s negotiations with Moscow must demand the entire Kuril archipelago, because it is “primordially Japanese territory”.
Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has underlined that Russia sees the statement by the Japanese Communists as a threat to the territorial integrity and sovereignty.
In turn, the Deputy of the Sakhalin regional Duma Maxim Kozlov called unacceptable rhetoric upon to declare Kuril archipelago, Japan.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that a peace Treaty with Moscow to Tokyo needs to recognize Russia’s sovereignty over Kuril Islands. The foreign Minister noted that in this case there will be an opportunity to discuss “everything else”.