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TERRITORIAL ROW

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 6, 2018
Abe invites Putin to Japan next summer as prime minister looks to accelerate peace treaty talks
During their summit in Argentina on Saturday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan next summer, a ruling party lawmaker said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 2, 2018
Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin tap foreign ministers to head territorial talks
The envoys have been asked to oversee negotiations for concluding a postwar peace treaty based on a 1956 joint declaration.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 8, 2018
Abe and Putin to meet in Singapore next week: Tass
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting in Singapore next week, Russia's ITAR-Tass news agency reported Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2018
Japan opens permanent exhibition on territorial disputes over Senkakus and Takeshima
A government-sponsored exhibition highlighting Japanese sovereignty over islands with disputed claims by China and South Korea opened its doors Thursday, in the Municipal Research Building located in Tokyo.
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2017
New education ministry guidelines to urge schools to teach that Senkakus, Takeshima belong to Japan
The education ministry is set lay out new curriculum guidelines that bind schools to teach young students the disputed Senkaku and Takeshima islets are u201cintegral parts of Japanese territory.u201d
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2016
Japan's northern islands minister rapped for not knowing island name
The governor of Hokkaido expressed disappointment Wednesday that the minister in charge of pushing for the return from Russia of islands off her prefecture did not know the name of one.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 20, 2015
Putin says islands dispute can be resolved, lays blame on Japan for soured ties
In the quest to address a a decades-old territorial dispute, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that it is necessary to hold a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 5, 2014
China criticizes warnings in Japan's defense white paper as 'groundless'
China criticized Japan on Tuesday for making "groundless accusations" against Beijing in its annual defense white paper.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2014
Ex-islanders set off for Russia-held Kunashiri on visa-free trip
A group of 65 people, including former residents of Russian-held islands claimed by Japan off Hokkaido, left the port of Nemuro on Saturday bound for Kunashiri, one of the disputed isles, under a visa-free exchange program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2014
Shelve Senkakus scrap, follow the money: ex-envoy
Japan and China should "freeze" their differences over the Senkaku Islands and focus on economic matters to improve strained relations, former Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2014
Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears
South Korean businesses are increasingly acquiring real estate around the Maritime Self-Defense Force's base on Tsushima Island, arousing speculation that some of the purchases are related to espionage by Seoul.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
Xi remarks on Nanjing tally upset Tokyo
The Foreign Ministry has lodges a protest over President Xi Jinpingu2019s assertions on the number of Chinese killed by the Japanese army during the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2014
Defense talks with U.S. look at 'gray zone' clash scenarios
As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence.
JAPAN
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2014
Take pride in mending dark past, U.S. scholar tells Japan
Gerald Curtis advises Japan to u201ctake pride in admitting what youu2019re not proud ofu201d instead of hunkering down on the history issue.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 20, 2013
China, Japan experts mull ways to avoid armed Senkaku confrontation
Chinese and Japanese experts on maritime and international relations huddled this week in Tokyo to discuss ways to keep the simmering tensions over the Senkaku Islands from escalating into a military clash.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 29, 2013
Abe, Putin agree to revive isle talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold talks in Moscow on reviving long-stalled negotiations over a thorny territorial dispute from the war.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2013
Mori: Ease all or naught claim to Russia-held isles
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori says Japan should be flexible in resolving the long-standing territorial disagreement with Russia by not sticking too much to the policy of seeking the return of every disputed island off Hokkaido.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 29, 2013
Speed up territorial talks with Russia: ex-diplomat
A retired senior diplomat has urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to accelerate negotiations on a territorial row with Russia, saying the "window of opportunity" to resolve the long-standing issue is only likely to remain open until "the end of this year."

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