Rodrigo Reyes Marin
The territorial issue has been arising between Russia and Japan for several decades. The Tokyo authorities are convinced that the southern part of the Kuriles belongs to them. Kishida announced the extension of Japan’s sovereignty to this territory.
“We must resolve this issue without leaving it to future generations. The government is determined to conclude a peace treaty with Russia, solving the problem of the ownership of these islands, ”the Japanese prime minister said.
After the end of World War II, Russia and Japan were unable to conclude a peace treaty. Tokyo has territorial claims. The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly pointed out that the Kuril Islands belong to the Russian Federation and there is no doubt about that.