Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ruled out compromising in its territorial dispute with Russia, ahead of a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
Abe will meet Putin next month for the 15th time as the two seek to resolve a long-standing issue that has resulted in Tokyo and Moscow still having no formal peace treaty since the end of World War II.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the two countries’ way has been the issue of the southern Kuril islands, which both countries lay claim to.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to make his first official trip to Russia sometime in spring to discuss a long-running territorial dispute over the Kuril islands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, local media repo...
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will discuss the dispute over the South Kuril Islands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and that a compromise is possible provided there is a "high level of trust."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to step up negotiations on a mutually acceptable solution to their countries' territorial dispute, a spokesman for the Japanese Foreign Ministry said fol...
LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he would like Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Japan to discuss the disputed Kurile Islands and the signing of a formal World War Two peace treaty.