Meeting of the Japanese
Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit
G20 in Osaka did not step forward to the conclusion of a peace Treaty and not
tangible progress in the settlement of long-standing territorial
the dispute over the four Kuril Islands, referred to in the article The Japan Times passed Inotv translation. However, its most important outcome was a conscious decision Abe to get around
the territorial issue and to focus on strengthening economic
marked “new Russian politics” Abe, focused on
bilateral meetings and closing deals. In such circumstances, the waste
the territorial question into the background almost inevitable.
edition, previous Abe’s desire for progress in the territorial dispute was with
the beginning is questionable. Since 1956, the problem of the Kuril Islands was discussed
between the great powers, and Japan could influence the proposed solution.
In addition, given the volatility of Russian-American relations, the deadlock in
territorial dispute due to the close Alliance between Tokyo and Washington,
including the right of States to place their military bases in all areas
As noted by The
Japan Times, Vladimir Putin has used this circumstance, demanding from Tokyo
guarantee that on the disputed Islands will not be available for the us military
base, if they return a part of Japan. Thus, the Russian President
deliberately set impossible condition, offering Abe to abandon the basics
Japanese national security strategy in exchange for the island.
Russian policy,” the Japanese leader is expected to get out of the impasse and
strengthen negotiating positions Tokyo: the problem is that it
consider as an attempt of money to compensate for the failure of Japanese diplomacy.
And yet, Abe decided to cut the “Kuril node” and move away from
discussion of the territorial dispute in exchange for the prospect of peace
contract, because otherwise, Japan risks losing its relevance
in the international arena.
However, the conclusion
deals with Russia (for example, such as investing $3 billion in Russian
the project “Arctic LNG 2”) is not a guarantee of peace
of the contract. According to The Japan Times, the basis of this strategy is
the assumption that the money will be able to convince Putin to meet in Tokyo. Between
however, despite all the recent efforts of the Japanese government, economic
the presence of Japan in Russia remains insignificant.
edition, the conclusion of a peace Treaty will contribute to the economic transaction, and
a well-planned strategy. It will be a real test for Abe since
such a move would be a radical departure from the usual for post-war Japan
policy decision-making, dependent on the United States. However, someday
Japanese Prime Minister will have to solve the problem of the Kuril “node”
directly, summarizes The Japan Times.
warned the Japanese not to expect any barter on the Kuril Islands.
We Will Remind, Tokyo
feared that the call to “war” over the Kuril Islands will affect the negotiations with Russia.
A new reason came after Moscow declared the protest over the scandal of the Kuriles, because Japan
marked the Islands on the map by their state signs.