Japan to Cede Territory to Russia

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Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:07 am

"The government is considering signing a post-World War II peace treaty with Russia without insisting on Moscow’s recognition of Japanese ownership of four islands at the center of a territorial dispute between the two countries ... Hoping to make progress on a treaty when President Vladimir Putin visits Japan in December, the government will review its negotiation strategy, aiming to settle the issue with Russia initially by handing over two smaller islands of the four held by Russia off Hokkaido. ... The Japanese government believes that if Tokyo reviews its negotiation strategy and becomes flexible regarding ownership of the islands, it can come to terms with Russia, which has not wavered in its stance that the Soviet Union legitimately acquired all four islands as the result of World War II."
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/1 ... AcZeYWcH3P
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:44 am

Well that may end up solving a potential flash point.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:29 pm

Ive been watching this closely. Curious to see how Abe deals with this.
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:50 pm

Worldwatcher wrote:Well that may end up solving a potential flash point.
It would, but you have to consider that there are plenty of others...
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
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