The Japanese government plans to accelerate negotiations with Moscow on the territorial issue and conclude a peace Treaty on the basis of Joint Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956, according to Mainichi.
With such offer the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will speak at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Singapore, which will take place next week in the framework of the East Asia summit.
The sides will discuss the signing of the peace Treaty on the basis of the Soviet-Japanese Declaration of 1956. On the basis of this document, the Soviet Union expressed its willingness to transfer Shikotan island and Habomai ridge. Then Tokyo is planning to continue negotiations on the ownership of the Islands of Iturup and Kunashir.
Russia and Japan have no peace Treaty, because Tokyo is put forward as a condition the return of the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. The Russian side refuses to hand over the territory of Japan and insists that their jurisdiction was replaced at the end of the Second world war with appropriate design of this fact at the international level.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to conclude a peace Treaty before the end of 2018, without pre-conditions. “And then as friends will continue to resolve all disputed issues. This would enable us questions that we can’t cope 70 years”, – said the President.
However, the General Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet Yoshihide Suga said that Japan is not going to conclude with Russia a Treaty of peace, until the countries resolve the territorial dispute.