Preparations are underway for a possible visit to Japan of Russia’s Vladimir Putin which it is expected discussions will take place on the Kuril Islands. The status of the Kuril Islands will be at the center of his visit to Japan. Russia is concerned that unless there is trust between Japan and Russia, that if the islands were turned back over to Japan, the Japanese will allow American military assets to have access to the islands. This is something the Russians will not tolerate. Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida will visit Russia for a preliminary meeting to prepare for Vladimir Putin’s possible visit to Japan in December.
Japanese and Russian negotiators and diplomats will decide on the Kuril Islands before Vladimir Putin’s arrival in Japan. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan if it does in fact take place, will be the formal agreements. The Japanese are also well aware of how New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, destroyed US$100 million in export trade with Russia, when Key started bashing Vladimir Putin on Syria. Give it your best shot Japan, because you will only have one time around to deal with the Russians on trade and the Kuril Islands.
Fumio Kishida is going to visit Moscow
October 19, 2016
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida, is going to visit Moscow at the beginning of December. Moreover, this trip is going to be a part of the preparation of the visit of Russian President to Japan.
Vladimir Putin will visit the land of the rising sun in the middle of December and will meet with the current Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe.
In the run-up to Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan it was reported, that the authorities agreed to recognize Russia’s right to two of the four disputed Kuril Islands – Shikotan and Habomai to sign with our country peace treaty.