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NORTHERN TERRITORIES

A sign erected in Hokkaido’s port of Nemuro calls for the return of the Russian-occupied islands that Japan calls the Northern Territories.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 13, 2024
Geopolitical chess: Unpacking the Northern Territories conundrum
While domestic motivation for Tokyo to resolve the Northern Territories dispute may endure, the opposite is true in Moscow.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses a government-sponsored rally in Tokyo campaigning for the return of the Russian-held islands to Japan, an event held to coincide with Northern Territories Day in Japan, on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2024
Kishida vows to conclude peace pact with Russia
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday vowed to conclude a peace treaty with Russia after resolving a territorial row over four northwestern Pacific islands, called the Northern Territories in Japan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets business representatives in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk, Russia, on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2024
Vladimir Putin may visit disputed islands off Japan's Hokkaido
Russian president told a town hall that he would make the trip, but did not say when.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the remarks during an interview by the state-controlled Channel One television network.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
Territorial disputes with Japan 'over,' Russia's top diplomat says
The remarks could suggest that Moscow will never discuss with Tokyo the issue of sovereignty over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido.
Upper House lawmaker Muneo Suzuki speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 10, 2023
Hokkaido lawmaker leaves Nippon Ishin over visit to Russia
Calls from within the party to punish Suzuki had been growing, especially after he told Russian media he was sure Moscow would win its war with Ukraine.
Dmitry Medvedev
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 3, 2023
Russia's Medvedev: Japan's 'militarization' complicates Asia-Pacific
Relations between Russia and Japan have been marked by a territorial disputes over a handful of small islands off Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2023
Russia bans Japanese group campaigning over disputed islands
The group — known as the Chishima Renmei — organized annual trips to the islands by their former Japanese residents and their descendants.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2023
Russia puts Pacific Fleet on high alert in surprise inspection
Drills will also simulate an enemy landing on Russia's Sakhalin island and on its southern Kuril Islands, some of which are also claimed by Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2023
Xi shifted gears on Japan's claim to Russian-held isles in Putin meet
Xi told Putin in their meetings in Moscow that China 'does not take either side' regarding the territorial row, a source said, ditching a long-held stance of recognizing them as Tokyo's.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 25, 2023
Kishida defends Abe's diplomacy with Russia
The prime minister said he believes 'there were no problems in Japan's past diplomacy' toward Moscow, including peace treaty talks promoted by late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2023
Kishida vows to reopen talks on access to graves on Russian-held islands
In response to sanctions over the war in Ukraine, Moscow has suspended visa-free access to the islands for former Japanese residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2023
Envoy seeks to realize Japanese fishing near Russian-held isles
In June last year, Moscow unilaterally announced a suspension of the Japan-Russia agreement on Japanese fishing operations around the disputed islands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2023
Visa-free isle trip accord with Japan valid, Russian ministry says
The visa-free visit program has been suspended due partly to the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2023
Russia rules out talks with Japan on fishing near disputed islands
Russia said it will not hold annual talks with Japan on renewing a pact that allows Japanese fishermen to operate near disputed islands off Hokkaido.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 23, 2023
Russia rejects talks with Japan on fishing near disputed islands
Moscow has said it cannot currently arrange a schedule for the talks on Japanese fishing operations for Alaska pollock, octopuses, Okhotsk Atka mackerel and other seafood.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2022
Japan pressed Russia to note 1956 declaration on disputed islands in 1991 statement
While the 1991 document was the first to acknowledging disagreement between Tokyo and Moscow on the islands, it stopped short of confirming earlier talks on their partial transfer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2022
Russia deploys missile defense system to disputed islands near Japan
Moscow said that a military camp was set up capable of year-round service, accommodation, recreation and food for personnel.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2022
Russian ambassador to Japan to leave office: report
Russian Ambassador Mikhail Galuzin often advocated a hard-line stance toward the long-standing Tokyo-Moscow dispute over four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 6, 2022
Russia scraps visa-free visits to islands claimed by Japan
The dispute over the islands — Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and the Habomai islet group — has prevented the two countries from signing a postwar peace treaty.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2022
Russia conducts military drills on islands claimed by Japan
The drills on the islands come in defiance of a warning from Tokyo that the actions are incompatible with its position and totally unacceptable.

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