Jun 22, 2016

Japan, Russia resume talks on postwar peace treaty

Senior Japanese and Russian officials agreed Wednesday to continue talks on a post-World War II peace treaty, with the two countries yet to formally end hostilities due to a territorial dispute over Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands off Hokkaido. The next round of talks will be ...

Feb 13, 2015

Japan, Russia hold talks in Moscow to discuss Putin visit

Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats met Thursday in Moscow to lay the groundwork for a planned visit to Tokyo by President Vladimir Putin this year. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama and his Russian counterpart, Igor Morgulov, discussed the long-running territorial dispute and prospects for ...

Jan 31, 2014

Japan, Russia discuss territorial issue


The deputy foreign ministers of Japan and Russia met Friday in Tokyo to resume talks for settling the long-standing territorial dispute over the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama is representing Japan while the Russian delegation is led by Deputy Foreign ...