National Jan 31, 2014

Japan, Russia discuss territorial issue

by Mizuho Aoki

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 Minister ...

Mori: Ease all or naught claim to Russia-held isles

National / 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. Mori, who met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in ...

Speed up territorial talks with Russia: ex-diplomat

National / 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." Kazuhiko Togo, who ...