TOKYO HARDLINES KURIL ISLANDS PROPOSAL.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 187
Japan’s cabinet remains opposed to giving economic assistance to Russia or to any third country for the purpose of developing the "illegally occupied" Kuril Islands, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said yesterday. Tokyo will also oppose any action that would imply recognition of Russia’s administrative rights on the islands, he said. The official’s remarks followed a Russian Foreign Ministry statement suggesting that Tokyo was considering Moscow’s proposals for joint economic activities on the disputed islands. (Itar-Tass, October 7)
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