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TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2020
China's Himalayan border aggression unrelated to pandemic
The Chinese approach to India represents continuity in behavior.
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2020
Russia seizes Japanese fishing boat off Hokkaido
Russian authorities on Wednesday seized a Japanese fishing boat with six crew members aboard in waters off Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands, the Hokkaido government said the same day.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 11, 2019
Abe's art of the deal with Russia
Abe may have showcased his deal-making prowess, but the country has crossed the Rubicon without a clear strategy to secure peace with Russia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 19, 2019
Prioritize access in Japan-Russia dispute
By prioritizing access to the islands and acknowledging that current negotiations won't lead to their return, Japan will gain a freer hand in dealing with Russia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 27, 2019
High-ranking Russian officials visit island disputed by Japan
The Japanese government has lodged a protest with Russia over Tuesday's visits by senior Russian government officials to Shikotan, one of the four Pacific islands held by Russia and claimed by Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 17, 2019
Russia refuses to rush Japan peace treaty in blow to Abe
Abe is believed to be setting his sights on a broad treaty agreement in June when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2019
Russia calls on Japan to recognize outcome of World War II
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied on Wednesday that Moscow was imposing an ultimatum on Japan in talks to end a decadeslong territorial dispute, but called on Tokyo to recognize the results of World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2019
As foreign ministers lay groundwork for Tokyo-Moscow territorial talks, what are the issues and obstacles?
Foreign Minister Taro Kono met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on Monday in a bid to lay the groundwork for a key diplomatic goal being pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — winning back at least some of the territory off Hokkaido seized by the Soviet Union in the closing days of World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 9, 2019
Abe aide Katsuyuki Kawai seeks U.S. support for Japan's peace talks with Russia
An aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sought U.S. support for Japan concluding a postwar peace treaty with Russia, saying closer Tokyo-Moscow ties will help counter a threat posed by China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 18, 2018
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov urges Japan to accept outcome of WWII
On a local radio program Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed the need for Japan to accept the outcome of World War II in order to advance Tokyo-Moscow peace treaty talks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 29, 2018
The catalyst behind Japan-Russia peace talks
Abe must tread carefully between maintaining Japan's diplomatic momentum with Russia while not appearing to acquiesce its international behavior elsewhere.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 24, 2018
Taro Kono discusses territorial dispute with Russia's Sergey Lavrov at meeting in Rome
The foreign ministers of Japan and Russia agree to cooperate closely toward progress in talks to settle a territorial row that has blocked the signing of a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 20, 2018
Japan and Russia could finally end WWII
Abe and Putin seem determined to reach a deal on decades-old territorial dispute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2018
Japan's sanctions are undermining confidence, Putin says
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Japan's sanctions on Russia are undermining confidence between the two countries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 1, 2018
Five reasons to take Putin's treaty suggestion seriously
Japan and Russia should aim for a compromise on the territorial dispute so they can reap the benefits of better bilateral ties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 3, 2018
Japan-Russia economic ties suffer setback after Japanese consortium's proposal for Khabarovsk Novy Airport project rejected
Modernization of the airport is among projects intended to deepen cooperation between the two nations, but firms from Turkey, not Japan, are now building the domestic terminal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 6, 2018
Japan and Russia seek progress on territorial dispute in Tokyo talks
Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats on Tuesday agreed to further promote negotiations over planned joint economic activities on four disputed islands off Hokkaido, Japanese officials said.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2017
Tokyo and Beijing agree to implement hotline aimed at averting clashes over Senkakus
Japan and China largely agree on how to implement a mechanism to prevent clashes in the East China Sea amid a long-running territorial dispute over the uninhabited Senkaku Islands.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 9, 2017
Manila drops South China Sea hut construction on sandbar after Beijing gripes
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana acknowledged Wednesday that the military canceled construction of structures in a disputed area of the South China Sea after China complained about it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 10, 2017
Japan fathoms meaning of China's Senkaku forays five years after nationalization
On the fifth anniversary Monday of Japan's nationalization of three of five Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Tokyo remains wary of Chinese intrusions into the surrounding waters that have seemingly become routine.

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