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‘Kuril People’s Republic': Japan raises issue of Kuril Islands

Japan hopes that President Vladimir Putin will visit to resolve the issue of the South Kuril Islands.

Japan raises issue of Kuril Islands

At the meeting with State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin, Masahiko Komura, the former Foreign Minister of Japan, said that Land of the Rising Sun was waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the country to solve the territorial issue, Joinfo.ua reports.

"I would like to go on the political topic – we would like to conclude a peace agreement solving the territorial issue. And for that we would like President Putin to come to Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is thinking about this very seriously," said Masahiko Komura, the deputy chairman of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Japan and the former Foreign Minister at a meeting with State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin in Tokyo.

On May 18, Foreign Ministry of Japan confirmed that Tokyo continues to work on preparations for Putin's visit. The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe reported it even to U.S. President Barack Obama about it.

But the Kremlin, as always, plays fool, saying that they have no idea, when Putin will travel to Japan and whether he will go there at all.

"There is no news in this regard," said Dmitry Peskov, the speaker for the Kremlin.