From Japan on Saturday, June 17, flew its first Charter flight that will deliver the Japanese residents of the Kurils to their homeland – the Islands of Kunashir and Iturup, which became the subject of a dispute between Moscow and Tokyo.
Passengers for the flight went on Iturup and Kunashir, to visit the graves of their ancestors, and to visit the South Kuril Islands from now on they do not require a visa, according to “Russian conversation”.
The Charter flight was sent to the Southern Kuriles in a festive atmosphere, as was the first, because Japanese citizens could get to the Islands, only through marine transport.
The Japanese had the opportunity to go to the Kuril Islands in the framework of agreements between Moscow and Tokyo from December last year for the transition to a common economic activities on the disputed Kuril ridge Islands .
The first round of talks on the South Kuril Islands at the level of representatives of ministries of foreign Affairs was held in Tokyo in March this year.