TOKYO DENIES SOFTENING ITS POSITION ON TERRITORIAL DISPUTE.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 4
A Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman on January 4 denied a newspaper report claiming that Tokyo intends to concentrate on expanding its political dialogue with Russia, to the exclusion of its long-standing dispute with Moscow over ownership of the Kuril Islands. The spokesman said that Japan’s policy toward Russia continues to aim at resolving the territorial dispute, concluding a peace treaty, and normalizing bilateral relations. (Kyodo, January 4)
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